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TV Reduces Language Development

 
     
  Recent studies from Washington University have proven that for every hour a child under the age of 17 months spends watching TV, 8 words are missed from learning.  
     
  This recent study proves that watching TV is not actually negative unless too many hours are spend doing so at very early ages as this reduces the learning capacity of the young children.  
     
  In some countries, like France, TV programmes for under 3 year olds are forbidden as they believe that children should interact with other people and not with fantastic characters.  
     
  An excess of time watching TV has also been associated with the increase of child overweight and reduces their concentration capacity.  
     
  For this reason specialists recommend that children under the age of 17 months of age don't watch TV and from that age no more than one hour a day should be used in watching TV.