As a parent, one of the many questions I think about is the impact of screen time and kids. For a child aged 2 – 5 years, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no more than 1 hour per day of high quality programs. I struggle with this because we use learning apps like Reading Eggs, ABC Mouse and educational alternatives – how does this factor in.
As a previous blogger and app reviewer at The iMums – there are no easy answers. For me, we choose high quality media while watching television such as PBS Kids and while using a tablet, we try to monitor usage while educating like Reading Egg and ABC Mouse. These apps teach educational things like sight words, ABCs, early math, history, science and reading.
It’s important as parents to set limits for our kids and for ourselves. Knowing when enough is enough is important. Setting a digital family diet will help to reinforce those limits and it may vary from family to family.