I came across this and I thought I’d share it with you.
This hits home for us because we’re a house of gadgets and tech stuff. We have a few iPads, our phones, multiple laptops and computers.
Claire (2.5) loves watching videos on the iPad or on the phone. We’ve managed her time on it well for the most part. I think. Things are way different now than when I was a kid. Playing outside wasn’t just something we had to do, it was one of the few choices of entertainment so we did it.
But now, if the iPad gets boring, there’s the phone, and if the phone gets boring, there’s TV, and if TV gets boring, there’s the computer, then a game console, then back to the iPad.
Luckily we do a lot of physical activity with Claire and intent do continue that with Oliver as they grow up. We either go to the park and run around, or go to Disneyland, or Pretend City or Playland. We keep mixing it up.
I hope you do to. But check out these interesting numbers about Children media usage.
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The Pros and Cons of Children’s Media Device Usage – Brought To You By California Cryobank