Dr. Dimitri Christakis , the Director of the Center for Child Health, Behavior, and Development at Seattle Children't Research Institute talks about the effects of blocks, play, and screen time on the infant and preschooler mind.
"In research we've done, the typical preschool child in the United States watches about four and a half hours of television a day and they're only awake for about 12 hours a day."
We are certainly not anti-screen time in our house, yet that figure seems astronomical. Where does your family fall?
via Q&A: Blocks, Play, Screen Time And The Infant Mind : NPR Ed : NPR.