Study says kids know more about smartphones than life skills

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A new study says more children nowadays know how to operate a smart phone than do things like laundry, writing a letter and hammering a nail.

The online study by AVG Technologies says 58 percent of 3- to 5-year-olds can use a smart phone, but only 15 percent can make their own breakfast, Parents.com reports. 

Parents.com suggests teaching kids actual life skills at a young age, so they know how to take care of themselves — without looking for help from a smart phone.

Those skills include:

1.) Doing the Laundry
2.) Planting a seedling
3.) Wrapping a gift
4.) Hammering a nail
5.) Writing a letter
6.) Preparing a simple meal
7.) Navigating
8.) Treating a wound
9.) Cleaning the bathroom
10.) Comparison shopping

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