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  • Writer's pictureJoanne Jacobs

Screen-time limits linked to cognitive skills

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Limiting kids’ recreational screen time to less than two hours a day boosts their brainpower, concludes a new study, reports Hamza Shaban in the Washington Post.

Children ages eight to 11 performed better on tests of thinking, language and memory if they spent less than two hours on devices, were physically active for at least an hour and got nine to 11 hours of sleep.

Only 5 percent of children met the sleep, play and screen-time recommendations, notes Shaban. “Sixty-three percent of children spent more than two hours a day staring at screens.”

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