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Age appropriateness is where certain activities and media may be deemed appropriate to a child's development stage.
Lack of exposure to age appropriate activities and experiences is commonly thought to prevent a child from gaining the skills necessary for their current and thus their next stage of development.
For example, clapping games are seen as appropriate for children age 24 months and above because of the required communication skills and motor coordination. Biting is seen as appropriate for children 2.5 years and below since they lack the skills and self-control to communicate otherwise.
Content ratings often indicate at which age that content is considered by the rating body to be age-appropriate. For example, in the United States, TV-14 indicates that the television program is appropriate for ages 14 and up.
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