Pediatricians Want Parents to Stop Giving Toddlers Digital Toys – Reuters

Read article - Quotes Jennifer Emond, assistant professor of biomedical data science and of pediatrics, in an article about a study that found that interactive digital toys and mobile apps designed for little kids get in the way of creative play and interactions with caregivers that are essential for child development. "Often parents may feel pressure to get their kids the newest digital educational toy for their children, but this ... is not needed," says Emond, who was not involved in the study. "Toys can be crafted from supplies available at home … We don't need to spend a lot of money on toys to help our children develop; simpler may be better." (Picked up by Eyewitness News.)