Kids, get out and play

The World Health Organisation has issued guidelines calling for more physical activity, enough sleep and less screen time for children aged five and younger

More active play and enough sleep. The World Health Organisation (WHO) made these recommendations recently when it issued guidelines calling for less screen time for children aged five and younger.

It is advice that parents and caregivers in Singapore would do well to consider, taking into account the amount of screen time young children here are exposed to and the potential harm it can cause.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 13, 2019, with the headline 'Kids, get out and play'. Print Edition | Subscribe