Once again more evidence has been found that restricting screen time for children is beneficial, leading to higher mental performance.
A study published in the Lancet Child & Adolescent Health journal found that kids who use screen free devices for less than two hours a day performed better on cognitive tests assessing their thinking, language and memory. The study also found that encouraging healthy sleep also improved cognition in children.
The finding of less than two hours of screen time use supports the recommended guidelines we at Pixel Pounds have been advocating for and how our Pixel Pounds system works. Minds need time to think, wonder, day dream and the body needs time to exercise , develop and build new skills reinforcing neural development. More time in front of a screen cuts short time for these other critical functions to develop.
Two hours a day for a child is more than sufficient especially younger children who don't need to be using a computer for study and homework. Two hours a day gives plenty of time to develop electronic literacy, game time and other entertainment time. When you limit your child's time in front of a screen they have a chance to grow and develop other interests. You can help support your child with limiting their screen time with Pixel Pounds.