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Why we like Disney Books

Watching television dulls babies’ brains. In 2009, France’s broadcasting authority banned the airing of all television, including advertising, aimed at babies and toddlers. They warned: “Television viewing hurts the development of children under 3 years old and poses a certain number of risks, encouraging passivity, slow language acquisition, over-excitedness, troubles with sleep and concentration, as […]

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Television, The Practica Program

How to encourage parents to switch off the television and talk to their children instead.

The following post is aimed at healthcare professionals and teachers. Through the Practica Programme, we meet hundreds of parents from many backgrounds every year. And, similar to you in your profession, we regularly engage with parents who seem to be unaware of the fact that they are headed in the wrong direction regarding the amount […]

Brain Development, Language Development, Learning, Loving Communication, Television

Making the Most of Television

Image Source: http://www.squidoo.com/  Newsflash: If you are interested in the response to the last article, as well as questions from parents and corresponding answers from Lizette, please visit our ‘parents say…’ page. In our last post we told the truth about the effect that television has on your young child (under 3 years) – […]

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Brain Development, Language Development, Learning, Loving Communication, Television

Television – The Great Thief

  I have been rather afraid of writing this post, because it is without a doubt going to be rather difficult for many parents to swallow. The important thing, however, is to tell the truth (no matter how ugly), because our philosophy at Practically Speaking is that “when we know better, we do better”. So, stick […]

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Turn it off…

Photography: Loren Stow Increase the quality of your interactions with your child and the amount you talk to you child by simply turning off that TV that is on in the background. Many studies have been done on the effects that watching TV has on children’s health and development, but how does having the TV […]