Twitter Chat: How much screen time is appropriate during a child’s development?
While some parents view mobile devices as educational tools, a preliminary study from the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto found that too much handheld screen time might cause speech delays in children. The signs of developmental issues include an inability to coordinate sounds and difficulty forming words.
For many parents, the question now becomes: How much screen time is appropriate during child development? To answer those questions, Dr. Nathan Chomilo (@MedPedsChomilo), medical director of Reach Out and Read MN and adjunct assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Minnesota Medical School, joined NewsHour science producer Nsikan Akpan (@MoNscience) for a Twitter chat on Thursday, May 25 to talk about the risks of mobile device usage by children.
Here’s a rundown of the conversation: