Leisure activities of children have always changed over time, but the digital age has probably changed it most in least time. Traditional forms of leisure-activities such as outdoor play, travel, reading, indulging in the arts and socializing have been modified beyond recognition, or at least augmented by newer technology induced activities.
- Studies show that outdoor play time for children is increasingly being replaced by sedentary gaming time.
- However, most parents continue to believe that devices had no impact on play time of children at all.
- A serious adverse outcome of the insurgence of technology into a child’s life is deterioration of health.
- Electronic toys and digital games have become a child’s first hands-on introduction to the world.
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