How Screen Time Affects Kids of Different Ages

October 14, 2020

Determining how much screen time is healthy for your kids’ will depend on what stage of development they’re in.

It’s the middle of the week after work and you’re in the grocery store. Your 3-year-old is melting down, but you need groceries for dinner. So, you guiltily hand over your phone and turn on their favorite cat-centric YouTube channel. The crying immediately stops and the shopping trip continues in peace. There’s some version of this scenario for parents with kids in every age group.

Screen Time Effects on Preschoolers

How much screen time is okay for preschoolers

FUN FACT

If you are allowing your toddler to watch a show or video on a screen, experts say it’s better for development and recollection for parents to watch alongside and interact with them throughout.

Screen Time Effects on Kids Ages 6+

How much screen time is okay for ages 6+

Screen Time Effects on Tweens and Teens

How much screen time is okay for tweens and teenagers

Circle Can Help Balance Screen Time