The first 5 years of life is associated with better motor and cognitive development, emotional and social development, cardiometabolic health, bone and skeletal health and reduced risk of injuries.

In fact, the time lost from birth through age 5 cannot be made up for in later years. Certain aspects of brain development only occur during certain ages, and a child who misses out on the appropriate stimuli during this period may be disadvantaged from then on.

Optimal learning of different skills that will benefit children for life should take place during this time when the brain is being wired, scientists say.

And SCREEN TIME (from TV, mobiles, computers and others) should be Limited or BANNED.

The World Health Organisation, WHO, suggests

Baby till 2: Screen time NOT recommended

2-4 years: No more than 1 hour; less is better.