Into the Minds of Babes: How Screen Time Affects Children from Birth to Age Five by Lisa Guernsey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is an informative, interesting book about a subject that I think about a lot--young children and the benefits/drawbacks of TV viewership for them. The author addresses many good points on this topic and her research and resources are good. Her overall findings from delving into numerous studies are that the less TV the better, while also recognizing that good-quality children's programs can have definite benefits for the kids who watch them. My only problem with the book was how she went into too much detail about many of the studies she researched, citing the details of how they were conducted and the methodology behind them. I don't think it was necessary to include all of that. Otherwise, it's a very helpful book, with some great resources in the back too.
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