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Some Toddlers Today Are Choosing Their Parents' Smartphones or Tablets Over Dolls or Lego Blocks

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April 2, 2013
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Some toddlers today are choosing their parents' smartphones or tablets over dolls or Lego blocks, but experts say too much screen time at a young age can lead to problems.


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CBC (Apr. 1, 2013) — Some toddlers today are choosing their parents' smartphones or tablets over dolls or Lego blocks, but experts say too much screen time at a young age can lead to problems.
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iPads for Infants Stir Debate

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AFP (Apr. 25, 2012) — From musical instruments to coloring books, the range of apps aimed at young children has boomed in the past two years. But psychologists and parents are divided on putting smartphones and tablets into such young hands, considering how pivotal the first couple of years are to child development.
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'Pester Power' Fuels Mobile and Tablet Sales

'Pester Power' Fuels Mobile and Tablet Sales

Reuters (Dec. 23, 2013) — UK Mums and Dads are buying more and more mobile phones and tablet computers than ever for their children, earning them the label 'Generation Give In' as they cave in to toddlers' so-called 'Pester Power'. Retailers might be delighted, but, as Hayley Platt reports, there are concerns over the rights and wrongs of the growing trend.
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How to Get Closer to Your Tween

Howdini (Nov. 6, 2011) — The years between childhood and adolescence have their own set of issues. Children are often just as confused as you are by their conflicting desires. One minute they're playing with dolls, the next minute they’re worrying about menstruation. Writer Carol Weston, whose latest book is called Girl-Talk: All the Stuff Your Sister Never Told You, shares her secrets for how to get closer to your ’tween.
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