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Tempted to buy your tot a tablet?

Washington Post (via SMH) | Dec. 19, 2012
What's more appealing to a tot than blinking lights, fun sounds and touch screens that allow them to move things with the swipe of a tiny, sticky finger?

As with most things, the key to iPad use in toddlers, most experts say, is moderation.

"What I tell parents is there are pros and cons," Mistrett says. "But if you're going to do it, look at stories and games together. Don't just hand it to them and walk away."

Mistrett suggests a few guidelines. Limit the amount of time children spend playing apps. Download only age-appropriate apps and games. And perhaps most important: Make sure the kid is blinking.

 

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