The sixth annual report card, released in part by the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, found alarming trends for decreased physical activity in younger children.
Most toddlers under the age of two have already spent some time in front of the TV, it said — even though it is recommended they get zero screen time before their second birthday.
One American study used to compile the report found that 89 per cent of time spent at day care was sedentary.
OK, so maybe I’m using a cute excuse to engage in daycare-bashing (it’s a bit of a hobby). It is of course up to parents to help kids develop healthy life habits, no matter where they spend their days. So get to it.by