Monday, March 9, 2009

TV Does Not Improve IQ in Toddlers

A new study in Pediatrics shows that children under the age of two who watch TV do not have a boost in their IQ. There had been claims that certain shows helped children's brain development and cognitive skills but this study of 872 toddlers showed TV viewing had no effect one way or another.

Researchers evaluated the children's language and visual motor skills using the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test III, which is associated with IQ. Preliminary results showed the kids who watched more TV had poorer scores on these tests but those effects did not hold up when they controlled for other factors such as mother's age, education, household income and marital status.

Other studies have shown that watching TV does more harm than good for babies.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no television viewing for children under age 2. The Harvard researchers found that most babies born in the U.S. watch between one to two hours of TV a day. (Perhaps they were watching Oprah with their moms. I hope it wasn't Jerry Springer).Italic


Anonymous said...

Hey, the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test wouldn't have been named after my favorite childhood TV teacher Mr. Peabody would it? I mean, that little dog knew EVERYTHING, and I think I turned out alright.

Didn't I?

kamagra oral jelly said...

Why TV doesn't improve IQ in toddlers ? due its contents or due the toddlers themselves ?

Generic Levitra Online said...

Thanks a lot for sharing this amazing kind of post. this post is fantastic. The information provided by the author is valuable and something to keep safe.
keep it up.

тендеры на строительство и ремонт said...

This cannot succeed in reality, that is exactly what I suppose. said...

Well, I don't really think it may have success.