by Elizabeth Cooney | Boston Globe | May 4, 2010

A new study published in the latest issue of the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine looked at the influence of early childhood television exposure on fourth-grade academic, psychosocial, and lifestyle characteristics. The study found that TV watching at early age impacts children’s academic and health outcomes.

CMCH Director Dr. Michael Rich talks about the relevance on the findings and adds that TV watching may be just one of the factors in children’s academic success. Parents who let their kids watch too much TV may read and interact less with their children, and these activities are crucial for children’s healthy development.

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