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‘Well, Duh’ Dept.

Turn Off the Television And Help Kids Learn: “Researchers at the Kaiser Family Foundation and Children’s Digital Media Centers on Tuesday announced results of a study on children and television. Youngsters from 6 months to 6 years of age spend about two hours a day, on average, watching television, playing video games or using computers, they said. That’s about three times as much time as the same children spent reading or being read to, according to the researchers.

Perhaps most startling thing about the study was the revelation that as many as one-third of children 6 and younger have television sets in their rooms. What, other than a cheap babysitter, was on their parents’ minds?” —The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register