In 1970, the average age at which children watched television was four years old. Today, the average age is four months. The typical child before the age of five is watching 4 ½ hours of television per day, 40% of their waking hours! Recent studies have linked television to the over-stimulation of an infant’s brain, leading to the development of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in young children.
An excellent article that looks at both sides of the issue. Dr. Price -Mitchell provides an easily understandable explanation of the concerns of neurologists while also giving parents links to help parents use media and technology for positive developmental outcomes.