Tuesday, May 24, 2011


I'm fairly adament that Raegan not watch a lot of television. I learned in the training I went to a couple weeks ago that the average 2-6 year olds get about 32 hours of screen time a week! Ridiculous! (And the average school aged child is getting approximately 6 hours per day of screen time, with about an hour of that coming from school - computer, videos, etc. Isn't that just insane?!) The AAP states that children under the age of two should not watch television at all, which I don't hold to entirely, but Raegan certainly doesn't get regular television time. She rather likes dancing around if I watch Dancing with the Stars, and she loves watching animals on Animal Planet. The only kid show we've let her watch is Sesame Street, and even then not for very long. I loved Sesame Street growing up, and I think it's a really great show for kids. Yesterday morning while I was getting ready I let her watch a little Sesame Street, and she was completely transfixed. Until it switched from puppets to a little cartoon segment, and then she was done. She also L-O-V-E-S Elmo, which has me thinking "Birthday cake...." :)

She's never been THIS interested in a television show before. That Elmo is amazing...

I took this one right before she decided she was all done because there was no more Elmo. 

1 comment:

Just Passing Through said...

Huhuhm (throat clearing)and who introduced her to her first Elmo? I knew that she and I were kindred spirits.