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Why is the TV on?

Date Submitted: 09/09/2006 23:32:09
Category: / Entertainment
Length: 1 pages (201 words)
Television today fills the free time for both children and adults. In an average American home, television is on an average of six hours a day. A study was put forth to examine: *<Tab/>To asses the prevalence in the American population of heavy exposure of children 0-6 yrs. Of age *<Tab/>To examine differences in time spent in developmental activities and outcomes (such as reading) between …
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…concurrent processing, including reading comprehension and memory. Background television interferes with the basic neurological skills which are developed at childhood. Evidence was found to support the hypothesis that children who are constantly exposed to television spend less time reading or being read to. *<Tab/>3-4 year olds no in heavy-television households spend 25% more time reading than those constantly exposed to reading *<Tab/>5-6 year olds jumps to 36%
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