Children and Screens – level 2

14-07-2022 15:00

The World Health Organisation sent out new guidelines on physical activity and sleep for children under 5. The guidelines repeat what many parents already know.

Children should move more, sit less, and get enough sleep to grow up healthy. Children between the ages of 1 and 4 years old should move at least three hours a day. Babies younger than 1 year old should move several times a day.

The WHO says that children between 2 and 4 years old should not spend more than an hour a day watching an electronic screen. Children younger than 2 years old should not look at electronic screens at all.

Difficult words: guideline (a rule; advice), several (some), electronic screen (the ‘window’ into a computer/tablet/phone).

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