Screen Time

Screen time is something that quite a few people debate about many are for it many against it. 

I personally have no problem with it. Schools tend use the internet these days for educational purposes. I feel that at home its a good way to implement it ready for when they start Pre-school/School. Of course its important to teach children internet safety from day one.  With that said it's worth exploring these 5 screen free activities .

When it comes to TV sometimes you need Cbeebies as a baby sitter. Take yesterday morning Blake decided to wake me up at 5:30 am so that was him up for the day. This meant that as soon as 6 am arrived the TV was on so I could lie on the sofa and have a quick power nap and he was entertained whilst eating a bowl of cheerio's. TV is also handy when you need to get some work done around the home. Lets be honest here its hard to get the tidy or cleaning done when you have a toddler making even more mess. One of things I make sure though is that he isn't watching TV all day as that isn't healthy. He is allowed to watch TV either in the morning or afternoon and allowed to watch the night time hour on Cbeebies in the evening since he loves In the night Garden and means dinner can be cooked in the mean time. 

Blake very rarely uses my tablet and even then its not for the internet and mainly for games. Some which are educational and some such as the In the night garden and Lego Duplo Trains app that aren't but Blake loves. It can be handy to have these apps especially if you know you are going to eat out as they can be a distraction until their meal comes out. We are actually planning to purchase a leap pad for Blake later this year so that he can have his own device for playing educational games although we will be limiting his use of it. 

How do you feel when it comes to screen time? Are you strictly against it?

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