Want a Smart Baby?

Published on: March 5, 2009

Filled Under: Early Childhood Youth Dev Program, Resources, What's Hot

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TV is not the answer. After monitoring more than 800 children for three years, researchers conclude that watching tv does not make babies smarter.

“Contrary to parents’ perceptions that TV viewing is beneficial to their children’s brain development, we found no evidence of cognitive benefit from watching TV during the first two years of life,” the authors wrote.

Educational videos geared towards babies hvae no benefits and some argue that they are a  waste of time. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no screen media for children under the age of two. As stated on cnn.com, in a harvard study babies who spent more time watching TV had lower language and visual motor skills at age 3.

To read the entire article, visit http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/03/03/babies.watch.TV/index.html

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