So apparently using your television as a babysitter/parental replacementÂ is not actually a good idea! Shocking, I know, but it appears as though those popular “Baby Einstein” videos and other similarÂ educational shows actually do more harm than good.Â When I was working as an intern at Target in 2004, those videos were flying off the shelves.Â
“…the only thing that baby videos are doing is producing a generation of overstimulated kids.”Â I can see the drug companies doing little dances in their chairs as they count the profits from Ritalin.
Also, “The gene most closely linked to left-handedness has been found…”Â In even better news, this gene “is also associated with a slight increase in developing certain mental illnesses such as schizophrenia.”
I’m left handed.Â 🙂
And finally, I was born on the Mississippi River,Â justÂ a few blocks from where the 35W bridge collapsed in Minnesota.
does that mean there are bridges in your head falling? 😉
Associated in medical / science / stats speak means where you find one, you will find the other (correlation). A slight increase is so vague its nearly useless. It doesn’t sound “statistically significant”, code for we’re sure this is a factor.
i always had a feeling, when i saw those ‘baby einstein’ things, that it’s a bad idea to use the television to teach kids things they are supposed to be learning from practical, hands-on experience.
I hope Eric and I last a really long time without having a TV.
Well, the chances of you lasting long without a TV are pretty high here! 🙂
*rushes to sell the Baby Einstein DVDs bought preemptively*