How to decrease your kids’ screen time

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Activities you do in front of a screen, like watching TV, being on the computer, using the cell phone and playing video games, are called “Screen time”. On average, American children spend almost 3 hours a day watching TV, together along with other activities, they go from 5-7 hours in front of the screen.

So long in front of a screen, can cause children sleep problems, anxiety, attention problems and obesity. Therefore, doctors and experts recommend no screen time for children under 2 years, and only 1 to 2 hours of screen time for children over 2 years old.

So we’ll give you these tips to reduce the hours of screen time of your children:

  • Set the example, spend quality time with your kids and promote their interest for outdoor activities. 
  • Have no TV areas in the house, starting by their bedrooms.
  • Do not let your children eat while on the computer or watching TV. There is time for everything.
  • Introduce them to other activities such as board games, books, sports or puzzles.
  • Let them play with Plobots and learn to program! Joke aside, there are many tools to awake their interest for science without a screen.