I am buying my one-year-old daughter a tablet. The
recommends no screen time for a one-year-old, but that is simply unrealistic. World Health Organization (WHO)
Listen, lab-coats and snooty parents, we respect Ms. Rachel in this house. She is our co-parent and our saving grace when our baby girl is inconsolable. And guess where she’s at? The TV! Guidelines about modern technology aren’t going to stop tech from becoming a part of a child’s entire life.
Let’s talk about acceptable moments of screen time and which
I am considering for my daughter.
kids tablets Technology is the future
You cannot escape it. I don’t know about you, but I’m not waiting until 10PM just to watch some TV. Your child is going to end up having screen time, whether they’re watching TV with you or they’re watching educational videos, so you might as well make the most of it.
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Do your own research and find out what works for you. For example, the
recommends that for the first 18 months, children have no screen time other than FaceTime or Skype with family members. And it just so happens that educational videos like American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) or Ms. Rachel look like you are video chatting with someone. If screen time is inevitable for your kids like it is for me, then you have to be selective about what they’re watching ( Super Simple Play with Caitie ). don’t watch Cocomelon
My daughter fell in love with ducks because of Ms. Rachel. She’s learned all the songs and she dances to them (Oh? Is that physical activity I see?). Ms. Rachel taught her how to clean up her toys and how to share. When she’s done with bath time, she puts her toys away on her own, and when she’s eating food, she’ll hold out her hand so she can share with us.
Screen time can become a positive if they’re watching stimulating content. Even WHO states that its definition…