Young Children's Exposure to TV

Young Children's Exposure To Audible Television Has Implications For Language Acquisition And Brain Development (ScienceDaily, June 2, 2009)_ «In a new study, young children and their adult caregivers uttered fewer vocalizations, used fewer words and engaged in fewer conversations when in the presence of audible television. The population-based study is the first of its kind completed in the home environment, guided by lead researcher Dimitri A. Christakis, MD, MPH, director of the Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development at Seattle Children's Research Institute and professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine.»

Journal reference: Christakis et al. Audible Television and Decreased Adult Words, Infant Vocalizations, and Conversational Turns: A Population-Based Study. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 2009; 163 (6): 554 DOI: 10.1001/archpediatrics.2009.61


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