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Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Babies and Television: Should They Watch?


I received this article today on babies and young children watching TV, and I wanted to pass it along. We're steering our son clear of the television until two years of age. This kind of article encourages me to keep going with that plan.

2 comments:

Michelle said...

LOL
Thats great!
I haven't survived though . . . we don't watch television, but we get a good dose of videos.
Well, I think he will be better for it, that's for sure. I am amazed at what our kids have picked up even from the "filtered' videos.

Tracy said...

3 hours a day! Wow, like when. Let's look at a day in the life of my 9 yr. old:
Off to school at 7:45
Out of school at 3:00
Errands with Mom - home at 4:00
Homework 'til 5:00
T.V. from 5:00 - 6:00
Supper at 6:00
Baths, etc. at 6:45
Stories at 7:30
Hit the hay at 8:00

Seeing as how this is a pretty typical childhood day, when in the heck do kids watch 3 hours of tv?!!

We do, at times, let our kids watch T.V. I will be the first to tell you that it is strictly for our convenience. There's no way I could be convinced it is needed to increase their brain power. 500 studies otherwise could not convince me.