Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Toddler TV linked to low math scores: study

[Via CBC Toddler TV linked to low math scores: study]


Too much time in front of the tube as a two-year-old can predict some negative consequences at the age of 10, a new study suggests.
Researchers studied more than 1,300 children in Quebec and found that higher TV exposure as toddlers corresponded to less achievement in math, an increase in being victimized by classmates and less physical activity at age 10.
The children also had a higher likelihood of consuming more junk food and soft drinks and of having a higher body mass index, according to the study published Monday in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.


Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2010/05/04/tech-television-children.html?ref=rss#ixzz0myQDRJed

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