Television for Children Under the Age of Two

Written by Jennifer Garden. Posted in Toddlers

The Canadian Paediatric Society recommends no television for children under the age of two. We don’t suggest any television for young children at all as their brains aren’t capable of following many television shows. Rapid screen transitions only serve to activate the brains natural orienting reflex (we are all programmed with this as it helps alert us of potential danger – this is why children appear so engaged). Help your older child get to sleep by turning off the TV at least two hours before bedtime.