• Kids ages six months to six years spend three times as many hours watching TV as they do reading or being read to
• One-third of kids aged six and younger have a TV set in their room
• The average American kid watches four hours of TV a day
The majority of parents admit their kids are in front of that TV more than they'd like, but with summer here that could pose a special problem: How to get the kiddos off the couch, so they experience something exciting and energetic the next few months.
Beware: it's easy for kids (and us) to fall into the addictive habit of spending too much time in front of the boob tube. But there are dangers to our children's emotional, physical, cognitive, and social development that we should consider.
The fact is the more kids watch TV, the more time is lost for nurturing creativity, learning sports or hobbies, reading and expanding their knowledge, playingRead More »from 3 Steps to Life "Beyond the Remote" This Summer