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TV found to have negative impact on parent-child communication and early literacy compared to books and toys

By Sciencedaily.com | Posted - Sep. 15, 2011 at 9:26 a.m.



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Since the first television screens lit up our living rooms scientists have been studying its affect on young children. Now scientists have compared mother-child communication while watching TV to reading books or playing with toys to reveal the impact on children's development. The results show that watching TV can lead to less interaction between parents and children, with a detrimental impact on literacy and language skills. Read More ...

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