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Does TV Hinder Kindergarten-Readiness?

Does TV Hinder Kindergarten-Readiness?

Lower-income kids harmed more by excess screen time than affluent children, study finds One big factor holding kids back as they enter kindergarten may sit in the family living room: the television. New research suggests that youngsters who watch a lot of TV – or other screens – are less ready for school than those who don’t. “Given that studies have reported that children often watch more than the recommended amount, and the current prevalence of technology such as smartphones…

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Excessive TV time linked to poor motor skills, study finds

Excessive TV time linked to poor motor skills, study finds

Current recommendations discourage children over 2 watching more than 2 hours per day CBC News     Posted: Aug 8, 2013 An extra hour of television watching beyond recommendations set by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) diminishes a preschooler’s vocabulary and math skills as well as classroom attention, a new study suggests. Every hourly increase in daily television watching from two and a half years old is also associated with bullying by classmates, and physical prowess at kindergarten, said…

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Switching Kids Away From Violent TV May Lower Aggression

Switching Kids Away From Violent TV May Lower Aggression

Two studies suggest television can have a profound impact on children’s behaviorBy Randy Dotinga   HealthDay ReporterMONDAY, Feb. 18 (HealthDay News) – Two studies, one from the United States and the other from New Zealand, add more fuel to the long-standing claim that exposure to television – especially violent TV – can harm children.The studies aren’t definitive, however, and each offers a different view of TV’s impact on kids.The New Zealand study, for example, looked at a group of children who…

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