by Sandra Hughes | CBS Evening News | March 2, 2009

Parents look to stimulate their children’s development by reaching out for educational video and TV programming. But is educational programming doing to infants what many parents think?

According to a recent study published in the journal Pediatrics, CMCH researchers Dr Marie Evans Schmidt and Dr. Michael Rich, found that TV viewing has no positive or negative impact on the development of language or cognitive skills in young children. The authors point out that there are some health risks associated with TV watching and recommend that parents should find other options for positive brain development.

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