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Choosing Reading Over TV

If the TV were turned on to children's programming, would your toddler opt to "read" (look at books) over watching the TV?

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Asked by dedicatedrider at 12:11 PM on Aug. 12, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • It depends on her mood. There are plenty of times, my daughter gets up from watching a movie or show and brings me a book instead

    Answer by Maureen-MD at 12:12 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • absolutely. they do quite often. My kids are 2 and 1.

    Answer by SabrenaLeigh at 12:13 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • Probably. My kids very rarely sit down and watch something. They really just like music on tv shows.
    But they love to read :)

    Answer by tangleballlover at 12:40 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • i agree

    Answer by san78 at 12:42 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • One would and one wouldn't. My girl loves to read, and my boy is mesmerized by TV.


    Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 12:43 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • Probably. Most children's programming is not optimized to hold a toddler's attention. It's an acquired taste for most kids, but very addictive once established. We put on the TV occasionally so it doesn't come across as a complete novelty to him. Otherwise we opt for non-electronic play and interaction.

    Answer by barefootbooks at 1:43 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • Yep. My little one has always loved books and has very little interest in TV.

    Answer by lvpenguino at 1:54 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • Yes, up until a few months ago. Now, mine loves Sesame Street, Clifford and Word World too much to be bothered with books while those shows are on.

    Answer by HotMama330 at 2:02 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • it depends on the show and his mood...the child LOVES to read..h even falls asleep with bopen books on his fac elik an old I do limit his TV watching greatly so he might be engrossed just because he rarely is exposed

    Answer by coolchic320 at 2:31 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • My Son who is 6 would choose TV but my Daughter who is 10 would choose to Read.

    Answer by hsmominky at 10:27 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

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