While screen time amounts for children have been debated for decades, one study finds that longer screen time for children ages 2-5 could lead to learning delays.
The University of Calgary studied the effects of screen time for over 2,500 families with children ages 24, 36 and 60 months old.
The research showed that children ages 2-5 that had greater screen time performed poorer on developmental screenings.
The lead author of the study says it shows that “positive stimulation for physical and cognitive development comes from interaction with caregivers. When children are in front of screens, the important parent-child interactions aren’t happening.”
Do you limit screen time for your children? How much TV did you watch when you were five?