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What limits on screen time are recommended for kids 2 to 5 years old?

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no more than hour hour a day of "quality" screen time for children ages 2 to 5 years.
Children 2 to 5 years old benefit from limited amounts of screen time -- as long as the media to which they are exposed is educational. Shows such as “Sesame Street” and similar programming provide this benefit. However, the downfall is that the screen becomes a “baby sitter” at this age as parents become more involved in their own busy schedules. This is a crucial time in young children’s lives where some developmental delays can occur without proper interaction.
 
This content originally appeared online at Baptist Health South Florida. https://baptisthealth.net/baptist-health-news/new-screen-time-guidelines-children/?cat=education

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