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5 Television Guidelines for Preschoolers

Follow these rules to keep TV from ruling your household.

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  1. Limit television and video viewing to one hour a day for children over age 2.
  2. Plan to watch specific programs designed for your child's age; don't surf randomly.
  3. Keep televisions out of children's bedrooms.
  4. Talk to children about show themes, and give them an opportunity to ask questions and comment.
  5. While watching, point out positive examples of behavior; ethnic and cultural traditions; and people performing outside of stereotypical roles.

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