Studies have found that over 90 percent of U.S. kids have used mobile devices, and most started using them before age 1.
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Skip the costly electronic games and flashy digital gizmos. Pediatricians say the best toys for tots are old-fashioned hands-on playthings young children can enjoy with parents things like blocks, puzzles, even throwaway cardboard boxes that spark imagination and creativity. Simpler hands-on toys that parents and young children can play with together are preferable for healthy development, said Mendelsohn, a pediatrician at NYU Langone Health in New York."A little bit of screen time here and there is unlikely to have much harm if a child otherwise has other activity," Mendelsohn said.But he added that screen time can overwhelm young children and is difficult to limit and control.
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