TV Guidelines for Young Children
“In children under 2, the concern is with learning and cognitive development. Learning occurs mostly through interaction with adults,” says Dr. Kristen Copeland, lead author of a new study presented at the Pediatric Academies Societies meeting in May 2011 in Denver, CO.
The American Academy of Pediatrics currently recommends that children under 2 in child care watch no TV at all. The AAP also suggests that children over age 2 in childcare should watch TV no more than once a week, and for no more than 30 minutes per week. For more information, go to www.aap.org