Screen Time Facts and Resources

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Screen Time and Montessori: A Pedagogy that Discourages Screens

If you are trying to limit screen time for your child, it’s likely you are running in some of the same groups as Montessori parents. You see, screen time and Montessori do not go hand in hand, at least for the for the first several years of life. Why is this, though? Is the Montessori …

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Screen Time Tracker App for Android and iOS

There are dozens of screen time tracking apps on the market, but none like this one. Keep track of your personal screen usage (not included in iOS version), as well as your family’s screen time, and connect with a community of nearly 100k members with this app! iOS (Apple) Screen Time Tracker LSTF App Download …

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Are Light Up Toys Bad for Babies and Toddlers?

While toys that light up decidedly do not fall under the category of screen time, you may notice that many parents who restrict screen time also restrict their child’s use of them. This may leave you wondering, “Are light up toys bad for babies and toddlers?“. Wooden toys vs light up toys You may have …

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Is Facetime Considered Screen Time?

Many parents are feeling the push to limit screen time in their homes. With families and friends living across countries and oceans, it may leave you wondering, “Is Facetime considered screen time?“. The current maximum daily screen time recommendations are as follows: Under 18 months- None 18-24 months- Less than 1 hour of high quality …

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How Screen Time Affects Behavior in Kids

How Screen Time Affects Behavior in Kids A common reason parents and caregivers decide to give limiting screen time a try is they are concerned about how screen time affects behavior. This is a valid concern. I am not one to compare the ingestion of screen time to drugs, however watching and interacting with screens …

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How Screentime Affects Sleep in Kids

How screentime affects sleep in kids One of the greatest struggles of parenting for many is bedtime. Making sure your child gets to bed at a healthy time, and gets a proper amount of sleep, is first and foremost for many parents. In this technological age, many parents may be wondering how screentime affects sleep …

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Can Background Noise Affect How Well Kids Concentrate?

What is background noise? Background noise, also referred to as ambient noise, is any sound other than the primary sound in setting. Though some people find it helpful for focus and concentration, most find it undesirable and distracting. Thus its sister-term, “noise pollution”. Many parents find the silence that fills the house in the calm …

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