Passive TV Can Harm Your Baby’s Speech

Passive TV can harm your baby's speech“‘Passive’ TV can harm your baby’s speech making it harder for them to later cope in school”

From the Article:

“Children are as vulnerable to the effects of ‘passive TV’ as they are to secondhand smoking, according to experts.”

“Casual exposure can harm their language development, making it harder for them to cope when they go to school”

“But as well as discouraging the amount of screen-time to which youngsters are exposed, it cautioned against adults watching television with them nearby.”

“It said parents needed to understand that ‘their own media use can have a negative effect on children’.”

“Common Sense Media, which surveyed 1,400 parents, said the data should serve as a ‘wake up call’ to parents.”

‘Passive’ TV can harm your baby’s speech making it harder for them to later cope in school
By Tom Leonard
28 October 2011
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