Are static images on TV harmful to toddlers?

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Q: When our 14-month-old son was born, his pediatrician told us to avoid screen time, so we do not allow him to watch TV and we rarely have it on while he is awake. But, we subscribe to a music service that streams through the TV. When the songs play, the album covers are shown… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-Jan 3.

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Check out these recently published titles of interest on the topics of children, media, and health: Best, J.R. (2011). Exergaming immediately enhances children's executive function. Developmental Psychology. Available Online December 12.  The results extend past research by showing more precisely how physical activity influences executive function and how this effect differs from the improvements that occur with… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-Nov.1

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Check out recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Britto, M.T., Munafo,J.K., Schoettker, P.J., et al. (2011). Pilot and feasibility test of adolescent-controlled text messaging reminders. Clinical Pediatrics. Available Online October 20.  The study authors found that allowing teens to control the timing and content of reminder text… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-Sept.13

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Check out recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Hinkley, T., Salmon,J., Okely, A.D., et al. (2011). Preschoolers' physical activity, screen time and compliance with recommendations. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. Available online September 3.  This study found that the majority of young children are not participating… Read more »