It's summer break again and the struggle to keep children entertained without school, homework and after school activities is back. It can be easy and convenient to turn on the TV and let your children get absorbed while you take care of other needs in the house.
Although it is tempting, it's best to encourage outdoor play and less screen time. The Academy of American Pediatrics recommends making children's rooms a "screen-free" zone and turning off the TV while eating dinner together.
By limiting electronic forms of entertainment and providing alternatives such as books, board games or simply playing outside, you can help guide your child's media experience.
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