Tablets and smartphones are making your toddlers stupid

For crying out loud, don’t be so quick to pacify your little one with a touch screen device.

Here’s why:

But some experts note there’s no evidence that screen time — whether from a TV or tablet — provides any educational or developmental benefits for babies and toddlers. Yet it takes away from activities that do promote brain development, such as non-electronic toys and adult interaction.

They also say that too much screen time has been linked to behavior problems and delayed social development in older children.

They say even the tablet devices made by child edutainment companies leave much to be desired. The scariest thing for me is how television, tablets and smartphones can limit language development. It’s recommended that children be limited to two hours of screen time a day.

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