I do realize that it's a contradiction of terms to have a Montessori post about the best television shows for toddlers.
It's true. So let me explain.
We did our very best to keep Coco away from screens all together before she turned two. But now that she is two, I find it really unrealistic and unnecessary to make her life completely screen-free. It was actually starting to stress me out! So we decided that some TV time now and then is not a problem for us. Of course, we limit the amount of time she watches TV to not everyday and for shorter stretches, 20-30 minutes normally. And we also really limit what she watches. Children's shows with fast, flashing images and crazy music make me sick, so I can only imagine what they're doing her developing brain! For that reason, we steer clear of all the usual shows and stick to a select few.
Do you let your toddler watch TV? What are your favorite television programs for toddlers? And which ones do you avoid?
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