Toddlers and TV: Early exposure has negative and long-term impact
What an excellent article!! It demonstrates one of the several reasons my husband and I don't have cable television. I don't want to be tempted to put Charis in front of the TV so I can have an easier life. Yes, I sometimes get tired of reading Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? ten times a day. But, I know in the long run that would be better for her, and she won't have to necessarily pay the consequences because I have been lazy.
One quote I'd like to leave for you, by lead author Dr. Linda S. Pagani, "We found every additional hour of TV exposure among toddlers corresponded to a future decrease in classroom engagement and success at math, increased victimization by classmates, have a more sedentary lifestyle, higher consumption of junk food and ultimately, higher body mass index."