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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

two year olds & television

Researchers at Université de Montréal's School of Psychoeducation have found Watching too much television at age two can translate into poorer eating habits in adolescence and poorer performance in school. "Watching TV is mentally and physically sedentary behavior because it does not require sustained effort. We hypothesized that when toddlers watch too much TV it encourages them to be sedentary, and if they learn to prefer effortless leisure activities at a very young age, they likely won't think much of non-leisure ones, like school, when they're older." In their study, the researchers found that every hourly increase in toddlers' TV viewing forecasted bad eating habits down the road – an increase of 8% at age 13 for every hourly increase at age 2. medical xpress
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