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Saturday, October 01, 2005

Watching TV May Impede Learning

Headline: Water is Wet or Heat is Hot. That's kind of how I feel about this MSNBC headline: TV in Child's Room May Hinder Learning. Naw, y'think?

A small child's brain is still developing and forming connections. Studies show that viewing the 2-dimensional screen with flashing images of light retards the development of verbal abilities.

Now some pediatricians are saying that when a small child watches a lot of television he is more likely to grow into a bully. See this article. TV watching is being linked to increased aggression. And I don't think it's just the watching of violent programming that does it. If your ability to think clearly and express yourself verbally is impaired, aggression is the next resort toward making your will known.

In my opinion, the less TV a child watches, the better. That goes for adults too. READ A BOOK.

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3 comments:

The Cubicle Reverend said...

Who would have thought TV bad, books good?

The Cubicle Reverend said...

http://thecubiclereverend.blogspot.com/2005/10/starting-game-of-tag.html

For once I want to be the first to do the tagging. So Tag Your It.

Elihu, the young said...

I like you.

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