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Author: Linebarger, Deborah L.; Walker, Dale
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CMCH Synopsis: Parents were asked to fill out viewing logs of their young children's television viewing habits for 2 years. The children were then assessed for their language development in relationship to the programs they watched. Programs such as Dora the Explorer, Blue's Clues, Arthur, Clifford, and Dragon Tales were linked with increased vocabulary, while Barney & Friends and Sesame Street were linked with increased language expression. These results suggest that language development associated with television viewing depends on the content of the show. Center on Media and Child Health
Year: 2005
Article Title: Infants' and toddlers' television viewing and language outcomes
Journal: American Behavioral Scientist
Volume: 48
Issue: 48
Pages: 624-645
ISSN: 0002-7642
Source of Funding: Office of Special Education Programs of the U.S. Department of Education grant H324D980066
Study Design: Correlational Study
Publication Type: Journal Article
Age Group: Childhood (birth-12 yrs), Infancy (2-23 Months), Preschool Age (2-5 yrs)
Keywords: Child Development
Children's Television
Cognitive Development
Educational Television
Infants and Toddlers
Language Acquisition and Development
Media Diet
Motion Pictures
Parent Child Relations
Parents and Parenting
Sesame Street
Television Programs
Verbal Ability
Verbal Behavior



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