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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Television and Screen time

Spending time with any "gadget" with a screen is called "screen time".

Children are exposed to smartphone, iPad, Laptop etc. Mainly for entertainment as well as for distraction at feeding time.

Either the child actively watches or the TV remains switched on in the background while playing/sleeping in the room.

Screen time is very harmful for children's mental development.

It affects

•speech and language development
•social skills
•poor sleep quality
•aggressive behaviour
•poor attention span
•And causes Obesity

A general rule is

0 - 2 years - NO screen time
3 - 5 years - 1 hour / day

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