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Read This Before You Hand Your Child Your Phone

Parents often use handheld devices to distract or educate toddlers. But a new study found speech delays associated with such use.
A 10-month-old baby girl looks at a smartphone screen in a dark room. Researchers found a correlation between toddlers who had half an hour per day of smartphone exposure with those who began talking later.
06_16_Smartphones_01 Source: Kike Calvo/AP

Staring dumbly at a smartphone isn’t just for grownups anymore—even toddlers are in on the games. But according to a new study, such screen time could cause language delays in children. The research confirms what many of us already know: smartphones don’t always make us so smart.  

The study, which will be presented, examined the link between handheld device screen time and language development among 894 children between the ages of 6 months and 2 years.

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