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Are Screens Rotting (Or Enriching?) My Toddler's Brain? 5 Things to Know about Screens from the AAP

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Are Screens Rotting (Or Enriching?) My Toddler's Brain? 5 Things to Know about Screens from the AAP

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) previously recommended no screen time for children under two years old. Recently, however the AAP updated the guidelines for infant and toddler screen time. Here’s what you need to know: #1: Still No Screen Time for Infants Younger than 18 Months: the reasoning for this is complex, but it comes down to parent-and-child interaction. Infants’ brains are developing rapidly and play time with mom and dad, eye contact, songs, games, and touch help establish neural connections and foster healthy development. A digital babysitter before a child is 18 months of age is not recommended...

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