April 3, 2007
For optimal health and development, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no TV or videos for children 2 years and under, no more than two hours of screen time for older children and no TVs in children's bedrooms. Since the average time American kids spend in front of screens is four hours, 41 minutes per day, most families have some reducing to do.
April is the perfect time to cut back on your family's screen time. Days are longer and warmer, and the beautiful Big Sky outdoors is beckoning. April is also time to celebrate TV-Turnoff Week, April 23 to 29.
The goal of TV-Turnoff Week is to promote active living and motivate families to live without TV, videos or computer games for a week. The long-term goal is to moderate the use of screens for more active, healthier, closer and happier families.
Posted by Lisa at April 3, 2007 7:37 AM
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