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All the medical advice says nothing is better for your kiddo than interaction with an adult. The approach we try to take in our home is "what is this displacing?" Maybe to a lesser extent we worry about "what habit is this building?" Because nothing at all before two is a great goal to have that may run up against reality in ugly ways. My wife and I need to ...


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The medical community discourages passive screen time before two. And of course she's engaged for a couple hours. Flashing screens with beautiful colors and music are fascinating.


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I have a two year old son who we allow to watch videos on YouTube for a limited duration. I flipped round the experience by getting him to help me create nursery rhymes by singing along and watching me animate the characters! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3vxDytRos9k I strongly agree that YouTube viewing must be supervised, as Ida and Supernumary said you ...


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Though I didn't find "Once Upon a Time" there, a great resource for getting age recommendations for movies/tv/games/books is Common Sense Media They provide parents' recommendations and kids' recommendations and a break down of what's in a lot of stuff.


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Fantastic answer from @Stephie. The timing of this question couldn't be better. This is Screen-Free Week! See http://www.screenfree.org/ I am going to try to add to Stephie's response, without retracing the ground she already covered. "Children with 2 or more hours of daily screentime are more likely to have increased psychological difficulties, ...


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--- Disclaimer: Some might feel this answer to be hard to digest. --- Have you ever thought about what is happening in your kid's brains while they are watching TV? I mean, from a neuroscientistic perspective? Basically a fireworks of impressions without any chance to influence what is happening. A child in front of TV will absorb a flood of pictures, ...


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I personally enjoyed the show "Masha and the Bear" and so does my daughter. The two protagonists are a little girl (who is very assertive and a real trouble-maker) and a friendly bear (a big, strong guy who prefers reading and playing chess over adventure) It doesn't really feature race (with Masha being the only human in the show) but it does show a ...


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I'm fairly surprised you find Super Why to be gender biased. While the protagonist (I wouldn't say hero myself) is a white male, the women and pig play essential roles in every episode. Further, each has a chance to be the one whose problem is being solved. That said, I second many of the other suggestions, but especially Peg + Cat. PBS also has Word ...



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