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More Screen Time for Kids May Delay Development

Mobile devices can be great learning tools for your children, but kids who spend a lot of time looking at screens may experience delayed speech development.

Mobile devices can be great learning tools for your children, but kids who spend a lot of time looking at screens may experience delayed speech development.

Researchers found that toddlers who look at more TVs or smartphones are more likely to have a delay in the ability to communicate with sounds and words.

However, screen time doesn't appear to have an impact on non-verbals, like gestures or body language.

Researchers recommend no screen time at all for children 18 months and younger.

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