Pre-schoolers getting less physical activity and sleep, but spending more time on devices: Study

Pre-schoolers are clocking more than twice the amount of screen time recommended by the World Health Organisation. PHOTO: ISTOCKPHOTO
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SINGAPORE - Pre-schoolers in Singapore are getting less physical activity and sleep, but spending more time on screen devices during the pandemic, found the latest study by the National Institute of Education (NIE).

In fact, worryingly, they are clocking more than twice the amount of screen time recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO) - a trend already happening in the last few years and made worse by the pandemic.

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