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Outdoor Play Vs. Screen Time

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Is higher screen time in infancy associated with impaired communication, daily living skills, and socialization at age four years, and does the frequency of outdoor play mediate the associations?

In a recent study, higher screen time (>1 hour a day) at age two years was associated with lower communication and daily living skills at age four years. For everyday living skills, 18% of the association was mediated and alleviated by the frequency of outdoor play at 2.8 years of age.

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