Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Baby Einstein - more harm than good

In the Journal of Pediatrics today there is an article about the effects of Baby Einstein and similar videos on vocabulary of very young children.
For every hour a day that babies 8 to 16 months old were shown such popular series as "Brainy Baby" or "Baby Einstein," they knew six to eight fewer words than other children, the study found.

Parents aiming to put their babies on the fast track, even if they are still working on walking, each year buy hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of the videos.
Read more HERE
And another article HERE

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