WHO issues exercise, sleep, screen recommendations for young children

WHO issues exercise, sleep, screen recommendations for young children

Following up on our last blog post about WHO screen time recommendations, the WHO has released exercise and sleep recommendations for children up to 4 years old.
The World Health Organization recommended that infants younger than 1 should be physically active several times daily and receive 12 hours to 17 hours of good sleep per day, while children ages 1 to 4 should have at least 180 minutes of daily physical activity and those ages 1 to 2 and 3 to 4 should get 11 hours to 14 hours and 10 hours to 13 hours of sleep daily, respectively. Babies ages 1 and younger shouldn’t be given any screen time, while children ages 2 to 4 should have only one hour of daily screen time, according to the WHO.

CNN (4/24),  Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model) (4/24)