You may have heard that "screen time" — time with TV, phones, tablets, computers, or video games — is bad for babies and toddlers. Recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics reversed course on their previous advice about screen time for kids under two."
They now say that some screen time for the littlest ones is just part of life. Their latest recommendations take into account that specially selected content and "co-viewing" with a parent can be helpful parts of growing up.
But what was the reasoning of the AAP and other organizations which recommended parents limit screen time for the youngest children? In the latest episode of The Media Show, Erna and Weena's baby brother Joé acts out some of the the reasons why babies and toddlers also need to be handling things other than a keyboard or screen.
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