Do you really believe that TV makes toddler stupid or lazy? I mean I don't know about other toddlers but mine doesn't care if the TV is on or nit. She LOVES Dora but she only sits still for it for about 10 min then she is off and running. How can having the TV on while she plays make her stupid when she is learning Spanish and colors and numbers from it? And don't accuse me od letting the TV babysit because um. no. She doesn't sit still while she watches. She is running around with a brief pause every so often to see what is going on. That's it. How does TV make a kid stupid?
Asked by Anonymous at 4:58 PM on Mar. 30, 2010 in General Parenting
Answer by BradenIsMySon at 5:19 PM on Mar. 30, 2010
Yes. Check out the research on the subject: Even background TV can impact kids' attention
"A recent study found that TV background noise may be disruptive to children's development. The study, done at the University of Massachussett, studied 50 kids between 1 and 3 years of age. The study was done in two trials: during one, kids played for an hour while a television set played in the background; during the other, the TV set was off.
The findings? “Background TV significantly reduced toy play episode length as well as focused attention during play. Thus, background television disrupts very young children's play behavior even when they pay little overt attention to it
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Answer by jaksonsmommy at 5:25 PM on Mar. 30, 2010
NO - What dumbs down a child is lack of parental involvement. Don't blame the TV if you are too lazy to do anything else with your child. That's YOUR (any parents) fault. TV is fine in moderation. It's what ELSE you do with your child that COUNTS.
Answer by KairisMama at 6:09 PM on Mar. 30, 2010