American Academy of Pediatrics Says Children Under 2 Should Avoid Watching TV

October 18, 2011 Updated Oct 18, 2011 at 3:33 PM EDT

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American Academy of Pediatrics Says Children Under 2 Should Avoid Watching TV

October 18, 2011 Updated Oct 18, 2011 at 3:33 PM EDT

According to a MSNBC.com story, the American Academy of Pediatrics said Tuesday that children under 2 years of age should avoid watching television.

The AAP recommends that children should play instead. The AAP also says that even having a TV on the the background may not be optimal for a child's development, according to the MSNBC story.

Read the MSNBC.com story HERE.