Too much screen time, too little sleep linked to child development problems: Study

The average American child spends 3.6 hours staring at a computer, television, tablet, or smartphone daily according to a new study published yesterday in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health.
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Sponge Bob Sesame Street Dora the explore we don't know them as its only harmless kits TV shows many of them even promote learning. Spending that much time in front of a screen cause kids to perform worse academically. According to a new study out of Canada focusing on eight to eleven year old. This may be unfortunately the case the average American child spends three point six hours nearly 25%. Of they're waking hours watching TV. Playing video games or engaging in other screen activities this screen time was linked to declines in memory processing speed and tension span too little sleep and physical activity were also associated with worse cognition. So what's optimal amount of time for eight to eleven year old. Her guidelines less than two hours of screen time. Or nine to eleven hours of sleep. And no less than sixty minutes of physical activity immediately only 5% of the children in the study reached these wrinkled. With this medical minute I'm Stephanie Ramos and opinions.

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