Is Background TV Harmful to Young Children?

Based on one study in which children played with a background TV, even though they just looked at the TV for a few seconds and less than once per minute, it still decreased their attention span in the middle of play.

Created on November 21 2015 at 08: 00 AM

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1: "The Effects Of Background Television On The Toy Play Behavior Of Very Young Children," Child Development, 2008, by ME Schmidt, TA Pempek, HL Kirkorian. (Citations: 114).

* concerning this article should be addressed to Daniel R. Anderson, Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, MA 01003. Electronic mail may be sent to anderson@ psych. umass. edu.

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