Children should not watch any television before age 2
The American Association of Pediatrics issued a recommendation that parents should avoid television viewing for children under the age of 2 years .
Babies and toddlers have a critical need for direct interactions with parents and other significant caregivers for healthy brain growth and the development of appropriate social, emotional, and cognitive skills .
After age 2, prefer television shows that provide intelligent interaction and watch the shows with your kids to help them analyze and think critically about what they're experiencing .
Medina, John. Brain Rules for Baby: How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five. Seattle: Pear Press, 2014.
Committee on Public Education. “Children, Adolescents, and Television.” PEDIATRICS 107, no. 2 (February 1, 2001): 423–26. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.107.2.423.