TV Turnoff


Did you know that the average child under age 5
watches about two hours of TV a day?

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It's time to turn off the tube!
(And that includes computers and video games, too.)


The more time kids spend in front of a screen, the less they actively play. This becomes a bad habit, leading to obesity, sleep problems, and a lack in attention span. That's why the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no screen time for children under age 2 and less than two hours of quality programming a day for older kids.


Teach Good TV Habits

  • Limit the number of TVs in your house, and keep TVs and computers out of your child's bedroom.
  • Turn off the TV during meals.
  • Make a new house rule: no sitting still during TV commercials.
  • Preview a program before letting your child watch it to make sure it's appropriate.
  • Ask your child care provider to limit how often the TV is turned on.
  • Set a good example by limiting the amount of time you spend in front of a TV or computer.

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