Parents Should Limit Young Children's Exposure To Background TV

Tuesday, July 15, 2008 - 08:07 in Psychology & Sociology

Research conducted among 50 children ages 1, 2, and 3 found that background TV disrupted children's play and may be an environmental risk factor for most American children. A television in the room played an episode of Jeopardy for half of the hour of observation, while the television was turned off for the other half hour. Children played for significantly less time and focused for shorter intervals on their play when the television was on.

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