Nowadays, it’s not unusual to see toddlers and children tapping away on touchscreen phones and tablets for hours on end.
Kids are such quick learners that it’s a thousand times easier for them to pick up on new technology, which makes touchscreen phones and tablets seemingly-perfect toys for them.
Many parents know just how useful tablets and smartphones can be when it comes to toddlers and young kids — they keep them distracted, can teach them educational games, and help them work on fine motor skills.
Plus, like adults, many kids just love playing the fun games that smartphones and tablets have to offer.
With educational apps and fun child-centered games, parents can feel confident that their children are occupied and entertained, while still learning and doing something productive.
Unfortunately, a new study published in Scientific Reports claims that there’s one major drawback to letting young kids use technology with touchscreens.
So should parents and grandparents be worried?[H/T RealSimple]
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