Tuesday, October 27, 2009

What Kids Know? TV

Kids watch more than a day of TV per week, says this article.  The latest Nielsen figures have children at an eight-year high in boob tube viewing.  At one point it says:
The findings alarmed children's health advocates, who warned that increased television watching is linked to delayed language skills and obesity. A 2007 study by researchers at the University of Washington found that babies who watched videos geared to them learned fewer vocabulary words than infants who never watched the videos. 
What do kids know?  TV, apparently.  And the Net.  And their cell phones.

Original Nielsen report here.  Depressing.

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