27 09 2005

A TV Channel Takes Aim at Toddlers – New York Times

My favorite line in this article is “Nielsen figures show that the children watched an average of 3 hours and 40 minutes of television a day during the 2004-5 TV season – 13 minutes more than the 2000-1 season.” Unbelievable! This means most children see more TV in a day than my kids see on a 3 day weekend. And those kids see commercials (due to technology, commercials are skipped)! What is this doing to these children’s minds??!! I guarantee it isn’t making them smarter. It’s instead creating a certain way for these little ones to think and stealing their imagination by an oversaturation of visual images.

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