Speech Delay in Children, Speech Delay in Toddlers, Speech Delay from Handheld Devices.
An average Nigerian parent wants to keep their kids busy all day either watching cartoons or playing with the tablet or any other mobile device.
This has been become a normal occurrence in most Nigerian homes, parents use the screen as a way of keeping their kids busy, while they focus on other things.
What are those things that matter to you most?
Agnes a mother of 3 says
“The only way I can keep my My kids ages 7, 5 and 3 , busy is by allowing them watch the television or play games on mobile devices. Then I can have my peace.”
Another Mother, Bekky says
“Handheld devices are everywhere these days,” said Dr. Catherine Birken, MD, MSc, FRCPC, the study’s principal investigator and a staff pediatrician and scientist at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). “While new pediatric guidelines suggest limiting screen time for babies and toddlers, we believe that the use of smartphones and tablets with young children has become quite common. This is the first study to report an association between handheld screen time and increased risk of expressive lang
Every age has it’s screen appropriate time
Children under 18 months are not expected to use a mobile device.
Screen appropriate time can be very helpful to both parents and their children.
There are other activities to keep your kids busy , while you still maintain your sanity.
Would you rather have your child disturb you or still think it’s necessary to keep these innocent children distracted by the use of mobile devices?Share!