No TV For Toddlers?

October 20, 2011 Updated Oct 21, 2011 at 9:20 AM EDT

By WKBW News

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No TV For Toddlers?

October 20, 2011 Updated Oct 21, 2011 at 9:20 AM EDT

(WKBW/ABC News) The American Academy of Pediatrics currently recommends that children under two years of age watch as little television as possible.

That's an important period in a child's development.

Pediatricians say activities such as playing, listening to music and
interacting with others are far more valuable in the development of a child's brain than any TV show.

The Academy found that 90 percent of parents say their children younger than two watch some form of electronic media, created specifically for them.

Pediatricians say any positive effects children's educational programs have on infants and toddlers are still in question, but the benefits of parent-child interactions have been proven.

So instead of putting children in front of the television, let them play,
explore and use their imaginations.

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