Does your child watch TV at a daycare center? I am sticking to the no TV until 2 and then probably very limited after that.
I had dinner with a friend last night who has plugged her kid into Baby Einstein since he was 1 month. TV on non-stop. He is now 4 and doesn't want to play outside for more than 20 minutes even though he has every toy imaginable out there. He would rather be in the house in front of the TV.
Now he is having problems at daycare. Hitting, spitting, etc. She takes away TV when he's bad but feels like it punishes her more than him. I think she must use it as a babysitter.
She asked "what do you do all day if you don't watch TV?" I was kinda surprised she can't think of anything to do all day with a 4 year old.
So I told her that I'm sticking to the no-TV policy and she said "Well, he'll watch it at daycare so..." WHAT?!!!! We are switching DS to the daycare she was using and I didn't see any TVs in there. They better not be watching TV when I'm paying them big bucks to stimulate, educate, and socialize my child. She said her kid definately was watching TV at that daycare and his new daycare watches a full length movie most days. Yesterday it was Lion King!!!! I can't believe that she was ok with that.
I could see the older kids, maybe, on a rainy day, watching a short (30 minute) video. But definitely not my toddler.
What do you think? Do you think TV at daycare is ok? Am I a crazy TV hater?