Recommended sleep and screen time amounts for kids – tips from AboutKidsHealth

This is a guest post submitted by the AboutKidsHealth website. 

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During the school year, sleep is especially important for kids as it can improve brain function and mental health. AboutKidsHealth’s sleep articles break down the mental and physical benefits of quality sleep, and advise on how much sleep your child should be getting. AKH also offers tips to help kids and teens develop a healthy sleep routine, and deal with any sleep problems. Visit AKH for more information on:

Kids today face no shortage of screens – both at school and home. While it can be difficult to completely reduce exposure to screens, parents can help manage their kids’ screen time. Parents can visit AKH to learn more about how screen time affects children, and how to help your children set healthy screen time limits.

AboutKidsHealth is SickKids’ patient education website, which offers more than 3,500 articles, illustrations and videos on a range of paediatric health topics. For more information on recommended sleep and screen time amounts, visit www.aboutkidshealth.ca.