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Kids’ Choice: Top Apps for Your Little Ones

We understand why some parents are not too keen on letting their children tinker with gadgets. There’s always that fear of ruining their kids’ attention span, creativity, and so on. Long term gadget use has also been pinpointed as a culprit in the promotion of a sedentary lifestyle, which is said to increase the risk of childhood obesity. Unfortunately, there is no escaping the fact that "gadgets such as smartphones and tablets are becoming more and more embedded in kids’ lives." And as such, the best parents and guardians can do is to place limits on the amount of time their children can spend in front of the screen every day. Based on the recommendation of experts, screen time should be no more than two hours a day and that includes the TV, smartphones, computers, tablets, game consoles, and so on. For kids under five, the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests keeping technology away as much as possible, as young children "develop better if they spend more time playing, being with adults and other children, and having books read to them."