Must-See TV?

December 2009
Weekly Reader News - Edition 3;
This article reports on the increase in the time that U.S. children spend in front of a television (TV), according to a study led by Patricia McDonough. It is noted that children ages six to 11 watch more than three hours of TV each day. In the late 1990s, children watched only about two hours and 40 minutes of TV each day. The trend is attributed to TV shows being focused or aimed at children. The study also found that children who watch TV shows for more than three hours do not perform as well in school.


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