This is a great free guide to start to finding some quality, low stimulation shows!
We all know there is a lot of flack around screen time for our kids, I've learned a few things.
- Screen time often goes in seasons: literal seasons like less time in the summer more in the COLD winter (or opposite in warm climates), during the 1st trimester of a second baby, during nap time with a second child, etc. Go easy on yourself.
- It's not inherently BAD, it's more about what it's taking kids AWAY from aka physical activity.
- Size matters in this case. TVs are better options than phones or tablets because of posture, and the control that the kids have over the device.
- LOW STIMULATION: muted colors, calm sounds, slow scene changes etc.
Thats where this list comes in! I wanted to give you a list of options (by streaming service). This is not an all inclusive list.
I recommend co-watching shows with your kids especially when you watch them for the first time.
Do you like the characters are they wholesome or rude? Is it over stimulating for YOU? then it is for your kids to.