Wednesday, March 4, 2009

TV is not so good for your babies

In a recent article I picked up on CNN reports on a study conducted by researchers from Children's Hospital in Boston claiming that television will not help your baby's get any smarter:
This echoes a similar finding published in the August issue of Pediatrics. Researchers from the University of Washington and Seattle Children's Hospital Research Institute found no evidence of benefit from baby DVDs and videos and suggested that it may be harmful. Infants who watched the videos understood fewer words than those who did not watch them.
So its a call on all you mothers out there to spend more time with your baby instead of placing them in front of the television. The way to make your baby smarter is interacting with them:
"The best thing for our kids is to provide them with stimulus that we know is positive for their brain development," Rich said. He suggesting activities like reading, singing, interacting and stacking blocks to help children

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