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Child Screen Time – When to Switch off

Research shows that free play and engaging with you is essential for your child’s speech, sleep, creativity, and brain growth. At a time when we’re surrounded by smartphones, tablets, and kiddie TV channels, it’s important to switch off and interact.

1 min to read Aug 13, 2021

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Last revised: November, 2017