Whether you’re new to the technology revolution or have been plugged-in for the last few decades, the jury’s in on how important a role screen should play in your child’s life. Previously believed by pediatricians, there was a recommendation to limit the amount of time a child under the age of 18-months spends in front of a screen. That screen can be an iPod, laptop, television, or any source of unbridled media. After further investigation, a panel of pediatricians finds that with proper supervision of parents or caregivers, a child between the ages of 0 to 18-months is able to make social connections through FaceTime or Skype. This is a way to long-distance from stifling familiarity and vitally important connections with loved ones. Also adult supervision, it’s found to be beneficial for children between the ages of 18 to 24-months to use devices with games that foster memory and attention. Not to be ignored, pediatricians still recommend limiting screen time so that it doesn’t interfere with healthy sleep habits and exercise.
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