How to know when kids are done with screen time for the day

For most children between 2- 5 years of age the most common rule of thumb is to have one hour of recreational screen time each day. I personally think that this is just a recommended time limit and one can flex it based on their own daily routines. For me I know it’s time to unplug when I see my toddler being darty and jumpy which is an indicator for me that she’s done with screen time for the day.


Kids tend to watch with greater concentration at the beginning with laser focus initially. This gradually wears out turning into a daze and eventually all the stimulation results in neurons firing up and making them jittery to the point they can’t sit straight any more. Look for such cues in your child to tell you when it’s time to power off the screen in front of them.


What are some clues your toddler gives that indicate they’re done with screen time for the day? Share with us in comments below.


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