Educational Baby Videos Flunk

Cooper, Gary
January 2008
Psychotherapy Networker Magazine;Jan2008, Vol. 32 Issue 1, p18
The article cites the study on educational baby videos, commissioned by University of Washington associate professor of pediatrics Frederick Zimmerman. The study showed that educational baby videos may actually impede language development. It also revealed that for infants aged 8 to 16 months spent every hour watching one of these videos corresponds to a lost opportunity of learning six to eight new words, with a 17% drop in vocabulary than to children who don't watch the videos.


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