Did You Know? Tips to Manage Your Child’s Screen Time This Summer
Tips to manage your child’s screen time this summer
It’s easy for kids to get sucked into the T.V., Ipads or cell phones this summer because there is so much free time. This is not always the best though for our children. Dr. Jean Moorjani a pediatrician at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in Orlando, Florida, created easy ways for you to minimize the amount of screen time your children get this summer with these easy tips: One, do more than set time limits. Dr. Jean Moorjani says, “It’s not just how much time your child spends on their devices, it’s the content they’re consuming”; two, remember that not all screen time is bad; three set up media-free zones in your house and lastly, don’t leave kids to their own devices.
(source: Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children)
Do you know the Signs of Speech and Language Disorders?
- Children: Signs of a Language Disorder
- Does not smile or interact with others (birth and older)
- Does not babble (4-7 months)
- Makes only a few sounds or gestures, like pointing (7-12 months)
- Does not understand what others say (7 months-2 years)
- Says only a few words (12-18 months)
- Words are not easily understood (18 months-2 years)
- Does not put words together to make sentences (1.5-3 years)
- Has trouble playing and talking with other children (2-3 years)
- Has trouble with early reading and writing skills (2.5-3 years)
Healthier ME (Free App)
Children’s Specialized Hospital launched their Healthier Me – the first and only mobile app that promotes health, nutrition, fitness, and safety for children and teens with autism called Parent PAL (Progress Activity Log). The Parent PAL app makes tracking a child’s unique developmental journey a little easier to manage. Between visits to the physician or therapist, a parent or caregiver can track the child’s speech and feeding progress, gauge behavior and independence and gather other helpful information for the child’s medical care team.