Study: TV may harm babies' language develoment

June 1, 2009 2:39:46 PM PDT
A new study says exposing babies and toddlers to frequent television may harm their development of language.

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The study found that adults spoke less to children ages two to 48-months when the TV was on. Results showed adults used 770 fewer words per hour while the television was playing. Children made fewer sounds, as well.

The study is published in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.

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