According to KidsHealth.org, kids under age 6 should watch only an average of about 2 hours of screen media a day, primarily TV and videos or DVDs. Admit it, television serves as our care taker keeping our child busy allowing us to attend errands at home without getting interrupted. Given that "too much on anything causes harm" my toddler already display signs of TV addiction so i cut back and make a good deal of choosing only his favorites and taught him how to tell when the clock shows the time of his much-awaited TV programs.
Although media provides a good support on child's education and learning, its still best to engaged on activities that focuses more on reading skills which can actually form good study habits.
If my B was restrained from watching, i gave him Pre-school worksheets to practice the hand grasp and writing skills keeping him busy on a more sensible way.
I also showered him connect the dots activity pages that gets him from scribbling into tracing Capital and small letters:
I strongly recommend keeping up rules of implementing limited access on television =). Needless to say, educational programs are advisable and beneficial but too much on television also comes with harmful effects. So make sure to observe the following TV-watching guidelines for toddlers: