There’s something about the way young children enjoy life that makes us nostalgic as we get older.
This screen time is applied to TV, tablets, mobile phones, games consoles and computers with under-fives in Britain spending over four hours and older children averaging over five and a half hours a day according to the communications watchdog Ofcom in the 2016 report Children and parents: media use and attitudes report 2016.
Toddlers and young children of pre-school age playing and running around on the playground are engaging in the types of activities that are improving both their physical and emotional health while preparing them for further physical and social development.
Even when babies are casually picking up objects, blowing bubbles when feeding, putting rattles into their mouths, or laughing when you play peek-a-boo with them, they are learning about the world around them. When you play with babies, you enhance their cognitive and social skills that are so essential for their development as they get older.