by Alice Park | Time | March 3, 2009

Are educational videos and TV programs, such as Baby Einstein helping infants be smarter? Well, research says otherwise.

In a new study published in the current issue of Pediatrics, CMCH researchers Dr Marie Evans Schmidt and Dr. Michael Rich, looked at the relationship between TV viewing and language and motor skills development.

The authors concluded that TV viewing has no positive or negative benefit on young children’s language development or cognitive skills. They agree if parents want to stimulate their children, the best way is to play with them.

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