More TV for Toddlers Means School Trouble Later

Toddlers who watch too much have measurably lower scores in math later in life and get bullied more often than other children. They also weighed more by the time they were 10 and consumed more snacks and soft drinks.

Children who spend all their time watching TV may lose valuable chances to learn social skills.

Reuters reports:

“The researchers started with more than 2,000 children taking part in a larger study ... Every additional weekly hour of television at 29 months corresponded to a 7 percent drop in classroom attention and a 6 percent drop in math skills [by the age of 10] ...”

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