NBC news report on the recent JAMA study where young children underwent MRI scans to map their brains related to how much they watch screens. Kids who reported more screen time, scored had lower levels of development in the white matter of the brain where language, literacy and cognitive skills develop.
What can you do instead of a screen?
· Read together, listen to an audio story
· Talk, sing, cuddle
· Unstructured Play-time (use imagination!)
· Physical Activity