Friday, March 13, 2009

TV for Babies: Harmful or Helpful?

A new study suggests that watching television, including educational videos for children, won’t improve language development or cognitive skills for infants and toddlers, even if they watch several hours of television a day. Results of the study were published in the March issue of the journal Pediatrics.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no television time for toddlers younger than 2, in large part because no studies have yet established that TV exposure improves babies' learning. Now the new study published in Pediatrics confirms that position.

Read more about the new study at TIME magazine here. What do you think? Post in the comments section below.

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