Screen Time for Children Birth-2 years is Not Okay

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Published on October 15, 2008

Author: Nicholelie152

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Slide 1: Technology is Wonderful! Too Reliant? : Too Reliant? Don’t have to dial a phone number Don’t have to spell properly Don’t have to use real pen and paper Don’t even have to watch our own kids…. DVD’s Marketed for 0-2 year olds is a serious problem and can be solved by not purchasing them along with advocacy. : DVD’s Marketed for 0-2 year olds is a serious problem and can be solved by not purchasing them along with advocacy. Why I Learned This… : Why I Learned This… Products were in my face during pregnancy with my son Chase Did research on the claims of the products (Will he really benefit from these DVD’s?) My Early Childhood Education program is constantly covering this topic throughout the curriculum Baby TV 24/7! : Baby TV 24/7! “We offer 24/7 programming, as well as video on-demand (VOD) capabilities to help provide you with access to our programming when and where you need it.” It’s age appropriate..right? : It’s age appropriate..right? Your baby doesn’t “love” Barny. They may be perked by the big right square of moving colors and sound. And they will NOT learn ANY language quicker…. Lower Vocabulary : Lower Vocabulary “The infants aged 8 to 16 months understood an average of six to eight fewer words if he/she spend one hour watching DVDs and videos.” – Dr. Dimitri Christakis, a professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington in Seattle. The numbers are growing : The numbers are growing “Approximately 40 % of three-month old children and about 90 % of children age 24 months and under regularly watch television, DVDs or videos.” a report in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine (1,009 parents surveyed * May 2007) Continued : Continued (1,009 parents surveyed) Of the reasons given by parents for allowing television and DVD/video viewing: 29% believe that television is educational or good for their child's brain 23% believe that it is enjoyable or relaxing for their child First Two Years are Unlike any Other : First Two Years are Unlike any Other The window of time when synapse are formed If the synapse is not formed it never will be after age two without immense effort Playing with fingers CREATES connections Screen time PREVENTS connections It’s simple : It’s simple The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no television of any type for children under 24 months. Solutions!! : Solutions!! Inform Others : Inform Others Zero synapse formation! Lose vocabulary instead of increase it! That 2 year window is crucial! They will have plenty of time for TV later!

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