Screens...they seem to be everywhere! Do you know that a typical family of four has a minimum of 6 devices in their home? Crazy, right? Access to information is at our fingertips... and our kids too! While the American Pediatrics Association recommends children under the age of two not be exposed to any type of screen exposure and children 2-5 be limited to 1 hour a day, it is realistic to assume that access to various devices and apps has made overuse and overstimulation challenging to avoid. Netflix, Disney Channel, Nickelodeon… the struggle is real!
So, what is a parent or child care provider to do? How can we provide an educational experience when using screens and teach our children responsible habits too?
Check out these great resources for more information:
Child care providers…check in with your CCR&R Child Care Consultant for guidance on writing a screen time policy that fits your program needs.
The Department of Human Services releases the new Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter Training on the Iowa DHS Training website on July 1, 2019.