6 misconceptions about taking care of young children

Children at the water play area of Clusia Cove at Lakeside Garden that is part of Jurong Lake Gardens, on May 4, 2019.
Children at the water play area of Clusia Cove at Lakeside Garden that is part of Jurong Lake Gardens, on May 4, 2019. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

SINGAPORE - The World Health Organisation (WHO) called for less screentime for children aged five and below recently. Experts here weigh in on six misconceptions on looking after young children.

It is far better for a child to learn through their senses - taste, touch, sight, sound, smell - as they explore their environment and interact with other people, said Dr Jennifer Kiing, a senior consultant at the National University Hospital's child development unit.

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