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Kid tech time - mobile devices kids use

Posted on Sep 30, 2015 by Maggie LaBarbera

Wednesday Nourishing Graphics:  

We are happy to share this infographic that further tells the story about the nourishing value of learning apps for kids.

Kids tech infographic according to apple tells the growth of apps and technology in the world of children.  It is no surprise that this generation is called the techno generation.  I am always surprised when I see a toddler, yes, a toddler swipe the ipad or iphone with ease looking for the app he/she wants to play with.

It is no different for my grandson.  He knows how to get to the folder I have designated just for him that will have his little preschool apps.  He knows how to easily and quickly get to Netflix on the iPad so that he can watch his favorite Disney clubhouse Jr episode.  

Now, he knows how to facetime me so we can see each other while we talk!  Amazing.  But these kids are growing up with these items like we grew up with a phone.  

Just like anything else, it can be very useful and a great way to help children learn about different subjects, like nutrition, using an interactive app


it could be a detriment with too much time spent on the mobile devices to the sacrifice of social interaction and physical playtime.  

So like everything in life, parents need to set boundaries so their activities are balanced and allow for time to do other activities that are just as important away from a screen.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children have a total of 2 hours or less of screen time.  This means in one day, the total number of hours a child should be in front of:

a mobile device

a computer

a tablet


video game console

should be two hours.  When you start to think about that you realize that it can be challenging if you don't help them develop this habit at a younger age.  And it should be part of the family habits.  If everyone else is in front of the screen, then expect your little one to do the same.






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