Time spent on a screen is time NOT spent moving or playing with other kids
• Preschoolers need to practice skills and play is the best way to do it. This includes jumping and throwing, catching with their hands, or kicking with the side of their foot.
• Limit screen time to less than 2 hours a day. This can help balance time spent on screens with time for play, reading and activity.
• TV watching means they see more ads and then ask for those foods, which may not be healthy foods.
The use of screens for even very young children has become normal. The time spent with a screen is time NOT spent moving or playing with other kids or family. Being aware, both at home and in child care and preschool, is very important.
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