Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Like, DOOD! No wonder your kid can, like, barely be understood. SNAP!

Study: screen time bad for baby | Tech news blog - CNET News.com

Debunking Baby Einstein | Tech news blog - CNET News.com

"Well-intentioned, science-based efforts to promote the "first three years" of life as an important time for brain development created a market that was extremely receptive to "educational" toys and videos. The marketing legacy of "play" being replaced by a "curriculum" remains today. If you walk down any toy aisle in a major retailer, you'll find that toys right down to birth are sold with specific learning objectives. The irony of course, is that kids who receive loving human interaction and attention can learn in just about any situation. The specific objects don't really matter and, in the case of television in particular, can be worrisome."

Oh, my, what's a parent to do? Talk to the child themselves? Don't be silly.

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