by Reuters | Reuters | July 15, 2008

New research reveals that background TV can be disruptive for pre-schoolers. The research reveals that
having the television on in the background disrupts their attention and ability to concentrate and may harm their development.

According to
Dr. Marie Evans Schmidt
, Staff Scientist at CMCH, daily exposure to background TV and its cumulative effects could impact children’s cognitive and language development.

Dr. Schmidt recommends that parents should limit their young children’s exposure to background television.

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