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Why TV Doesn’t Teach

They're here! DVDs and television programming for infants.

Image courtesy of Hello Beautiful. (Click the pics throughout this post for more on how TV exposure affects early childhood learning.)

Friends of mine know that DVDs for infants are a real hot-button for me. Baby Einstein and Brainy Baby are the most notable examples, but I’m opposed to any DVD that claims it will aid infant development. That includes Galloping Minds, Baby Bumblebee, Your Baby Can Read, and a host of other DVDs marketed to infants with a claim that a DVD learning program can give your child a developmental edge.

Let me repeat that: the brand of baby DVD makes no difference. All DVDs will harm baby more than help. A DVD cannot give your child an intellectual edge.


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