Babies who watched 60 minutes of TV daily had developmental scores one-third lower at 14 months than babies who weren’t watching that much TV. Though their developmental scores were still in the normal range, the discrepancy may be due to the fact that when kids and parents are watching TV, they’re missing out on talking, playing, and interactions that are essential to learning and development.
via TV Watching Is Bad for Babies’ Brains.
I’m pretty sure it’s not just babies’ brains it’s bad for. Think about all the interactive, relational and skill based things you miss out on yourself when all you do is veg out in front of the tube. Life was made for living. Get out and live!
winner-winner, chicken dinner 🙂