New research presented at the 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting suggests the more time children under two years old spend playing with smartphones, tablets and other handheld screens, the more likely they are to begin talking later. These children may be at higher risk for speech delays.
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CBC News: Screens ‘not a toy:’ Canadian pediatricians promote limits for kids 5 and under
Science Daily: Handheld screen time linked with speech delays in young children
Toronto Sun: Parents urged to keep young kids away from digital screens