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Tots on touch screens: 5 tips for parents

Child-development experts and parents with technology experience offer these tips for healthy use of touch screens.

1. Check out your child's apps

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    Kristen Chase, reviews kids touchscreen applications at coolmomtech.com, plays games on an iPad with her four children, Drew, Margot, Bridget and Quinlan.
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Play games all the way through to check for ads, pop-ups, and violence. (Mary McFadden found this out the hard way. A tame-looking app for her grandson, she says, "started out with cute little cartoon people [that] turned out to be bloody murderers.")

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