How To Reduce Screen Time For Your Kids?

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We Believe In Healthy Play.

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One of the biggest challenges of modern parenthood is managing our children’s screen time. Kids hooked on screens miss out on many key creative endeavors such as learning through active play, socializing via actual human interaction and entertaining themselves. Kids are spending more time than ever in front of screens, and child development experts, along with concerned parents and teachers, worry that electronic gadgets might be causing serious problems. 

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According to a 2014 UCLA psychology study, children’s social skills may be declining as they have less time for face-to-face interaction due to their increased use of digital media. Another long-term research study shows that there's been a significant decrease in creativity among children in the last few years and they think it's due to a massive decline in playtime and real world experience.

The advent of mobile technology enables today’s youth to access and engage with screens 24/7 outside of school, while in cars, on vacations, in restaurants, and even in bed. A recent poll found that children’s access to these kinds of devices has grown fivefold in the last two years.

Nearly 3 in 5 parents expressed concern about the amount of time their kids spend in front of a screen. In fact, some strong connections have been made about a sedentary lifestyle and obesity, along with other related medical problems.

 

Hooray For Play! 

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Learning through play is a vital aspect of childhood, and experts say your child should be encouraged to do so every day. Finger Puppets help promote a wide range of developmental aspects. The simple act of offering your child a few puppets can do wonders for their language, social-emotional, cognitive and physical development.

 

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Best of all, they aren’t just for children!! ThumbThings Handmade Finger Puppets bring out the kid in all of us!

 

 The Importance Of Play

Finger Puppets are a fantastic form of interactive learning and entertainment, which aid in child development. They help children to build social skills, accelerate language development, self-esteem and confidence. Finger puppets allow teachers to bring fresh new, creative learning experience into the classroom to keep children engaged, and the bright colors and textiles proliferate attention span and eye tracking skills. 

ThumbThings Handmade Finger Puppets provide a marvelous channel through which we can teach our children about the world and also give them the confidence to explore their own imagination.   

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