TV limits. How Much TV Should Kids Watch?

Kids are spending more time with screen media than ever before.  The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) — one of the only established organizations to make recommendations on screen time — offers guidelines that put limits on media exposure.

The average American child watches a few hours of TV a day, despite a recommendation from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) that kids 2 and older watch no more than one to two hours daily. The AAP recommends that kids under 2 watch nothing at all.

Because of a busy life, parents often use videos or television as a babysitter.  Many modern families choose the Au Pair Program instead. Over 20,000 American families each year prefer Au Pairs to nannies and daycares for childcare.

Au Pairs have a vested interest in being a great childcare provider because they are young, sporty, inspired and motivated to be a great role model for the kids.  It is common keeping kids active and healthy with the Au Pair help.
Here are some ideas what an Au pair can do with the host family kids at home instead of watching TV, playing video games or surfing on the computer. Au Pair Easter

You can view summer activities at Go Au Pair blog  a list of summer activities.  As parents, we should teach our kids to make healthy choices when it comes to screen time, just like anything else that affects kids health.






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