New guidelines help parents know how much kids should be moving, sitting and sleeping over a whole day.
More than three-quarters of Canadian kids aged four and under are spending too much time in front of screens, which can lead to language delays, reduced attention and lower school readiness.
That’s the main finding of a national team of researchers who published the new Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for the Early Years today, in which they recommend, among other things, that preschoolers have no more than one hour of sedentary screen time per day.
“We live in a society that is very dependent on screen-based technology, and that is definitely something that parents struggle with,” said Valerie Carson, a UAlberta physical activity researcher and project co-lead. “Screen time cuts into time spent in other behaviours, and that has important health implications.”How to keep kids healthy, 24 hours a day
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