Researchers studying the relationship between young children and their screens continue to trigger emotionally driven conversation between parents.
What is the optimal amount of screen time for a child during the early childhood years?
I believe a key question underlines all the conversations:
When a child sits in front of a screen, what is the screen time replacing?
Too often, the answer is obvious: talking, running, imagining, reading and laughing.
Researchers haven’t nailed a single “optimal” amount of screen time during early childhood, but until then, I surely hope kids are investing their time in play.