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‘I pad generation’

‘iPad generation’ means nine in 10 toddlers live couch potato lives

Experts fear a bleak future for a generation of toddlers brought up on tablets and smartphones, with just 9 per cent of pre-school children taking a healthy amount of daily activity

Just one in ten of the “iPad generation” of toddlers are active enough to be healthy, official Government data shows.

Experts said Britain is “in the grip of an inactivity crisis” with two-year-olds spending increasing amounts of time hunched over gadgets, instead of moving about and playing traditional games.

Just nine per cent of children aged between two and four are meeting UK guidelines which recommend at least three hours of activity a day, a major report shows.

The vast majority of pre-school children – 84 per cent – do not manage even one hour a day More