Education and Skills

Quiz: How much sleep, play and screen time does your child need?

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Is your child getting too much screen time? Image: Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

Henry Taylor
Previously, Lead, Product and Innovation, Digital media, World Economic Forum Geneva
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New guidelines from the World Health Organization warn against too much screen time for babies and toddlers if they are to grow up healthy.

Children should also sit less and play more, according to the research.

"Early childhood is a period of rapid development and a time when family lifestyle patterns can be adapted to boost health gains," says WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

But how much play time, screen time, and sleep should your child be getting? Take our quiz to find out if you have the right idea.

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Infants - less than 1 year old:

Screen time:

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Children less than 1 year old should have how much screen time each day?

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Physical activity:

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Children less than 1 year old should be physically active (in prone position) for how long each day?

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Sleep:

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Children 4-11 months of age should have how much good quality sleep each day, including naps?

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Children 1-2 years old:

Screen time:

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Children 1-2 years of age should have how much screen time each day?

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Physical activity:

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Children 1-2 years of age should spend how much time being physically active each day?

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Sleep:

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Children 1-2 years of age should get how much quality sleep?

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Children 3-4 years old:

Screen time:

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Children 3-4 years old should have how much screen time?

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Physical activity:

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Children 3-4 years old should be active for how long each day?

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Sleep:

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Children 3-4 years old should get how much good quality sleep?

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Result

How did you score?

0-3: You need more sleep

4-6: Good going, but you could do with a bit more exercise

7-9: Nice job! WHO-approved

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