Screen time in childcare

  • Screen time in childcare

    Posted by Irene on October 9, 2022 at 8:27 pm

    What are your thoughts on screen time for children in childcare?

    Tatsuya Sato replied 1 day, 4 hours ago 74 Members · 141 Replies
  • 141 Replies
  • Aparna

    Member
    October 11, 2022 at 7:08 pm

    better not to have screen time for younger kids , instead of screen time they can listen music & rhymes. little older kids they can have some screen time with educational activities and fun filled child appreciate videos .

  • Alisha

    Member
    October 12, 2022 at 1:56 am

    I feel like screen time for children in childcare is not that bad, I feel like 1 hour of screen time would make the kids happy and by screen time I mean having like a TV in the classroom and showing kids educational things.

    • Diamon

      Member
      January 3, 2023 at 9:57 am

      i feel as if screen time is okay if they’re learning something from it. i feel like too much screen time isn’t okay, but yes it can be okay in a certain timely matter. kids can learn that way & have fun too.

  • Jamie

    Moderator
    October 12, 2022 at 1:44 pm

    Screen time is an issue that divides our education community. Children now have screen time on cell phones and tablets, as well as sitting in front of a larger TV screen. Classrooms can use screen time to enhance their programs with educational content and fun activities that create self-expression. The time should be monitored and limited.

    • Kiley Kaye

      Member
      December 17, 2022 at 10:48 pm

      I believe screen time is best left for the parents to utilize at home, especially when it comes to younger groups of children. Child care settings should be reserved for social/emotional development through interaction and play with their care givers and with the other children. They may teach shapes and colors on a youtube video, but who is to say that they are not “zoned out” and passively watching? They would do best through physical or 2D representations on paper that they create.

  • Kina Rase

    Member
    October 12, 2022 at 11:04 pm

    In my opinion videos should be limited in childcare. If videos are used at all I believe that it should be short for about 5-10 mins max. Too much screen time is negative to children, it is shown through research and through my own personal experience that screen time is addicting to children. Therefore I believe that limiting to preferably not at school at all is suggested.

  • Rachel

    Member
    October 16, 2022 at 12:41 am

    I do not think screen time is needed or should be put for children. They can watch things at home but here at childcare they are here to learn but also have fun in ways that don’t and shouldn’t include screen time.

  • abby

    Member
    October 17, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    screen time should be used maybe one hour a day, there’s a lot of resources now days that are actually good for kids to watch. there’s videos and different things for kids to actually enjoy learning. making it fun can be good.

  • Taylor

    Member
    October 17, 2022 at 8:19 pm

    I think screentime at a daycare should not be used daily. I think it should maybe be some type of reward depending on your daycare set up. For example, at the end of the week if all kids have behaved well, if you have a reward system that’s great for this scenario, then maybe 30 minutes of cartoons after lunch or something along those lines wouldn’t be a bad idea.

  • Andraya Johnson

    Member
    October 21, 2022 at 6:38 pm

    I think children should have little to no screen time. It delays learning and since they learn the best and most through interactions and doing things if they are simply watching they aren’t actively learning and retaining, nor building relationships and proper interactions and social behaviors with others. if screen time is given I think it should be limited to a little time and supervised by parents or adults.

  • jess

    Member
    October 30, 2022 at 6:01 pm

    I honestly don’t care for screen time that much and think they should have little to none.

  • Lauren

    Member
    November 14, 2022 at 3:48 am

    I feel that screen time should be very limited for early childhood because their brains are still developing, and they will end up being smarter and more independent if they are taught by an educator versus if they were to be taught by technology. I think it is very important for their development that screen time is limited as much as possible.

  • Kristin

    Member
    November 15, 2022 at 5:28 am

    oof. My child gets a lot of screen time. I can see how it effects him and his behavior and attitude. He starts to get mad when I tell him no tablet now and throws a fit. I am excited for him to start at childcare cause I am hoping he is able to keep busy without the need of videos. I think that there are plenty of other things to do at a childcare facility so movies or videos every once in awhile is ok, but having the tv on all the time, like I usually do at home is not a good thing for children.

  • miranda

    Member
    November 15, 2022 at 6:18 am

    No Screen Time for younger kids. for older children, moderation is key. say they can play video games or watch tv after they have done everything.

    • Jamie

      Moderator
      November 23, 2022 at 7:40 pm

      There are many educational and beneficial programs that children can access to help then grow and develop. The key is moderation and supervision.

  • Ellie

    Member
    November 19, 2022 at 2:21 am

    I think most children get plenty of screen time at home, and a childcare center should be a place free of screens, allowing kids to learn how to entertain themselves, develop skills through play, and most importantly, develop socially by interacting with other children and adults.

    • Jamie

      Moderator
      November 23, 2022 at 7:39 pm

      Thank you.

  • Nadia

    Member
    November 20, 2022 at 9:13 pm

    Children should not have screen time more then one or two hour because this is the age to learn how to socialize with other how to listen and communicate with other and physical activities are also important in there growing age .This is the time to involve in nature and know the world around them which is important for there physical and cognitive development .

  • Nadia

    Member
    November 20, 2022 at 9:59 pm

    Children should not have more than 2 hours a week because it is time for them to know the world which is important for their brain development .The more screen time effect on their response and health .It is very critical time for their brain development and physical health.They should involve in physical and other cognitive activities This is the time they learn how to socialize and have positive behavior .The more time they spend with parents childcare and with other children the more opportunity they will get to learn

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