Does your child watch Baby Einsteins videos ? Most of us might say yes. But it might not be making them smarter. According to researchers at the University of Washington, these video as well as others “stimulating videos” are doing more harm than good. As per Time Magazine, “the research team found that with every hour per day spent watching baby DVDs and videos, infants learned six to eight fewer new vocabulary words than babies who never watched the videos.” These findings have lead the American Academy of Pediatrics recommending ,in 1999, that children under two should not watch any TV.
The article offers simple and cheap alternatives to to really stimulate our babies. Believe it or not if a baby observer a real person speaking they learn more about language than watching a Baby DVD . Also reading and simply spending time with our kids will help them to become real Einsteins.
The article Baby Einsteins: Not So Smart After All was great read.