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ERIC Number: EJ1125720
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0736-8038
The Media Environments and Television-Viewing Diets of Infants and Toddlers: Findings from a National Survey of Parents
Vaala, Sarah E.; Bleakley, Amy; Jordan, Amy B.
ZERO TO THREE, v33 n4 p18-24 Mar 2013
High rates of infant and toddler screen media use coupled with research indicating no benefit to this viewing have led the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to advise against any screen media use with children less than 2 years old and less than 2 hours per day of entertainment programming for children 2 years and older (AAP, 2011). Our survey of 297 parents with children birth to 3 years old confirms that young children are growing up immersed in media-rich homes, and that most view more than the AAP recommends. Particularly high viewing rates occur among older children (2-3 year olds), children with a bedroom television, and those whose parents believe in various benefits of viewing.
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Language: English
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