Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Media and Children

Change the beginning and you change the whole story!

The typical child, before the age of 5, is watching an average of 4.5 hours of television per week, approximately half of their waking hours!  How does this influence our childrens' brain development?  Does it affect attention problems later in life?  How does cognitive stimulation affect our children?  (reading, talking etc.)

This TEDxRainier - Dimitri Christakis video discusses this subject.   Mr. Christaskis is a professor of pediatrics at the Center for Child Health, Behavior, and Development in Seattle, WA.   Below is a snapshot summary of his talk.  

Watch the video below for more insight!