Many Preschoolers Get A Lot Of Screen Time, Instead Of Communicating With Parents – Part 1 of 3
Many Preschoolers Get A Lot Of Screen Time, Instead Of Communicating With Parents. Two-thirds of preschoolers in the United States are exposed to more than the utmost two hours per broad daylight of screen time from television, computers, video games and DVDs recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics, a new study has found. Researchers from Seattle Children’s Research Institute and the University of Washington looked at the constantly screen time of nearly 9000 preschool-age children included in the national Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort, an observational studio of more than 10000 children born in 2001.
On average, preschoolers were exposed to four hours of screen time each weekday, with 3,6 hours of exposure occurring at home. Those in home-based lass care had a combined average of 5,6 hours of screen time at home and while at child care, with 87 percent exceeding the recommended two-hour limit, the investigators found.