by Alicia Chui January 22, 2019
How Much Screen Time Is Too Much?
Chinese New Year is approaching - the time of year when families visit each other for a little reunion, some new year delicacies, and most importantly, red packets. So while the adults are enjoying the chit chats, I bet you will find some kids being immersed in tv, tablets or mobiles.
It comes as no surprise that many parents are now content to keep their kids quiet by giving them electronic devices to play with. However, is it really fine to let your kids spend so much time on this stuff?
Let’s hear what the researchers have to say:
Digital devices nowadays are inseparable parts our lives. Yet, with all ill effects that the excessive screen time could bring to our kids, maybe restricting screen time is for the best. According to the Department of Health of Hong Kong, the recommended screen time for children are as below:
Screens aren’t evils, but other than tablets and smartphone, there are millions of alternatives to keep your kids occupied. Hands-on toys (check out https://mochykid.com for educational STEM kits), children books, music instruments and more. Explore the possibilities before your kids become a screen addict.
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