Baby watching TV
Approximately 40 percent of children aged three months and 90 percent of children 24 months regularly watch television, movies or videos, according to a report in the May issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.
The health implications of television and video viewing are potentially large. There are both theoretical and empirical reasons to believe that the effects of exposure to the media in the development of children are more likely to be adverse before the age of 30 months later, the authors note. Recent studies suggest that children under two years, if you are alone or with one parent may be important for their vocabulary development.
Frederick J. Zimmerman, Ph.D., University of Washington, Seattle, and colleagues conducted a telephone survey to 1,009 parents of children aged 2 to 24 months. The study analyzed four television and DVD categories of content: education of children, child non-educational, baby DVDs and adult television (such as talk shows or sports programming). I collect average daily viewing parents gave reasons for your child’s vision, if present during viewing and socio-demographic factors was collected.