The 1 Toy Prince William And Kate Strictly Forbid Their Kids Play With
WORLD by Cailyn Finkel 8/8/2017
It’s hard to be a parent nowadays. Food and health alerts, dangerous toys and the widespread use of electronics makes it more difficult than ever to know what’s good for your child!
That’s why, when it comes to the use of one type of electronic, the British Royal family doesn’t play around. Even though it’s reported that Prince William and his beautiful wife Kate try to give their children (George and Charlotte) a typical childhood, there’s one item they absolutely forbid in their home!
A family insider told Us Magazine that both Kate and William know the importance of maintaining normalcy for George and Charlotte in the whirlwind life of royalty.
“While they feel it’s important to make them aware of their backgrounds. it’s also vital for both George and Charlotte to have as much normalcy in their lives as possible.”
That means plenty of time playing with toys, exploring with friends and a consistent limit on the use of electronics like iPads. According to those who are close to the family, iPads are strictly forbidden inside Kensington Palace.
The Royals believe doing so leaves more time to enjoy the great outdoors, spend time with loved ones and learn more about the world around them.
Apparently, they aren’t the only celebrities to forbid their children from using this common toy. Jennifer Lopez reportedly only allows her children to use their iPads on Sundays!
Kourtney Kardashian is also a strickler when it comes to iPad time. In an interview with ET Online, Kourtney revealed her usage rules.
“Now that all my kids are over the age of two, I do allow them limited time to play video games and watch television. We have a game room, so I allow 30 minutes of video game time during the week and an hour on the weekends.”
According to The American Academy of Pediatrics, this type of limited use of electronics follows the latest research and guidelines.
The site explains that:
– Children under than age of 18 months should not use electronic screens altogether.
– Children from 18 to 24 months old should only use electronics when consuming educational material, and such material should be consumed with parents.
– Children 2 to 5 years old should only have one hour of “screen time” per day.
– Children age 6 and older should have a strict, enforced limit to the amount of screen time allowed daily.
– There should also be clear “no electronics” areas in the home and parents should ensure that electronics don’t change routines like sleep and exercise.