by Patrick Barkham | Guardian | October 14, 2009

The Australian government just issued guidelines advising parents to prevent children under two from watching television. The Australian government’s advice shares the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics that children under two should not watch television.

CMCH Director, Dr. Michael Rich agrees that television watching doesn’t provide and may take away important developmental activities for children such as face-to-face interaction with parents or caretakers, learning to interact with or manipulate the physical world, and creative problem-solving play.

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