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We're not big TV watchers and we don't have cable. The only time the TV is on when DD is awake is if DH is watching football, and she really doesn't care.
The only "screen time" she gets is Yo Gabba Gabba youtube videos while we file her nails a couple times a week as a way to keep her still, but she throws such a fit when I take away the computer that we might nix those for now too.
prob. way too much...I've been back & forth on this. ds loves bubble guppies, as well as pretty much anything on sprout if the tv is on. he lol at the geico commercial where the gecko is drinking coffee. I did just turn the tv off...lol.
We watch tv ourselves, but Rocco doesn't pay attention to it at all. He just plays with his toys, doesn't even glance at it. We don't put any tv shows on just for him. We do occasionally put on Baby Einstein's Baby Mozart youtube video on the laptop if he is in a cranky mood and we don't feel like dealing with him. He still has the same reaction as he did when I took this video months ago:
T is with my MIL on weekdays and I know she has a morning news show on and then usually "The Chew" or some crap like that. MIL doesn't ever sit and watch it, she just has it on as background noise. She says T doesn't pay attention to it and I hope that's true but I would guess she pays at least a little attention to it (the TV is fiarly small and up pretty high, but it's in the dining room / den area where she plays a lot).
We don't have the TV on at home if T is awake. All of our viewing time is durning naps or after she's in bed for the night. I don't think TV is the devil or anything, but since I know she's around it at MIL's house I figure that's more than enough for now and honestly it's not a big deal to DH or I.
It's on in our house more than I would like. My DH and his aunt have it on all day. I think for that reason E isn't as interested. He does love the Count on Sesame Street and the Dinousaur Train theme song, but he doesn't sit (or stand) still long enough to watch it.
We put a couple kid shows on per day for my kids, usually when I'm preparing their meals. DD doesn't really pay too much attention except when there's a fun song on. Unless your child is staring at the tv for hours on end, I think tv in moderation is fine.
None, I go along with the AAP recommendation of no TV before the age of 2...
That being said, there are days that are PURE HELL, and I need a break. I'll put on either Sesame Street or Bob The Builder.
ETA: Not judging anyone who does, this is just me!
Chunstad:None, I go along with the AAP recommendation of no TV before the age of 2...That being said, there are days that are PURE HELL, and I need a break.nbsp; I'll put on either Sesame Street or Bob The Builder.nbsp; ETA: Not judging anyone who does, this is just me!
lisajay09:My kids watch a fair amount of tv. DS has shows he really likes and DD like a few herself. Both DH and I grew up watching tv. We're both very intelligent, well rounded, productive members of society and our brains work just fine. My kids play with their toys, "read" books and chase each other around while they "watch" tv. DS has a actually learned a lot from watching certain shows and his vocabulary is enourmous. I monitor the shows they watch and if they don't have some educational value it doesn't get watched. My kids never stare slack jawed at the tv and i can see that they follow and understand what's happening on the show. Their daily activities are widely varied and balanced.
This, exactly. My DD has favorite shows and ask to watch some. DS has Sesame Street. We only have Netflix so their tv is really monitored. I credit my DDs vocabulary to the shows she watches (thank you Letter Factory!). They play while watching and its not all.day.long. They watch some before nap and some while I'm cooking dinner.
Mickey Mouse is the only show my DD will sit on the couch and watch with her jaw dropped like she's on crack. We limit Mickey Mouse. Right now Sesame Street is on and my DS is in the ball pit not even paying attention and my DD is "reading." Neither of them are glued to it.