Episode 266 is awesome! First Elan responds to a listener request to look into whether you should let your young children watch television, next Pat leads us in a game of “Name That” with a famous scientists theme. Lastly, Darren tells us about the leading cause of bird deaths in Canada.
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Should You Let Your Kids Watch TV?
AAP: Media Use by Children Younger Than 2 Years
Health and Time – http://healthland.time.com/2011/10/18/why-educational-tv-for-babies-doesnt-exist/
Freakonomics Radio – The Economist’s Guide to Parenting
Web MD – Is TV Really So Bad for Kids?
Kidshealth – How TV Affects Your Child
NY Daily News – Hours of screen time may not be as bad for kids as previously thought: study
Daily Mail – Too much TV IS bad for children: The heart attack risk facing young couch potatoes
CBC – Excessive TV time linked to poor motor skills, study finds
Telegraph – Letting children watch hours of TV improves academic ability, study claims
Independent – Watching TV for three hours a day will not harm your children, parents told
Bird Deaths In Canada
The consumer now decides whatever it prefers for entertainment, definitely not the main studios and distributors. If you happen to add to that distribution on the web and, news, websites online, from chat to complete movies. It’s a really whole new world. Much of it fantastic, some not.