Kids and Screen Time

On average, children in the US ages 8-12 spend 4-6 hours a day watching or using screens, and teens spend up to 9 hours.

This article explores some of the negative impacts of digital use and digital play and emphasizes the importance of the role of physical playtime in a child’s development. Play allows children to explore their environment physically, mentally, and socially, as they learn to interact with parents and friends, objects, and physical development such as, such as balance.

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