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ERIC Number: EJ911720
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0193-3973
The Impact of Infant-Directed Videos on Parent-Child Interaction
Pempek, Tiffany A.; Demers, Lindsay B.; Hanson, Katherine G.; Kirkorian, Heather L.; Anderson, Daniel R.
Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, v32 n1 p10-19 Jan-Feb 2011
This study assessed whether infant-directed videos designed to promote parent-child interactions actually support such engagement. Parents watched videos from the "Baby Einstein" or the "Sesame Beginnings" series for 2 weeks at home with their 12- or 18-month-old infants. "Baby Einstein" encourages parents to label objects and actions; "Sesame Beginnings" models activities in which parents can engage with their children. A control group was not provided videos for home viewing. In laboratory sessions, parent-child interactions were recorded during free play without TV, during the presentation of one of the videos, and immediately after watching. During viewing, interactions decreased in quantity and quality across groups; however, parents used video content as a basis for interaction. Coviewing "Sesame Beginnings" at home was positively associated with quantity of parent-child interaction during the initial free-play session. Furthermore, the quantity and quality of interactions were greater immediately following viewing of "Sesame Beginnings" than with "Baby Einstein". (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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