We have never really had many electronics in out house up until recently. We now have satellite TV, the kids are now interested in the internet (pbskids.com, Disney.com etc), and we recently got an Xbox.
while I realise these can all be used for learning purposes, I am having issues with how much time to allow on each item without feeling like they are in front of a screen all day.
They have to finish school and chores before they are allowed to use them. I allow the oldest two half an hour on the computer a day. the Tv they are allowed to watch more of but I usually record certain educational shows to watch.
My main issue is the xbox. I'm not sure how much time to allow, mainly because it can take a while to get their games up and running.
They do still read books and play outside a good deal
how much time do you allows your kids to use electronics a day? Or how do you manage all the different options without them being screen bound for half the day?
on Apr. 3, 2013 at 10:08 PM