Children’s Hospital switches on the boob tube

Children’s Hospital switches on the boob tube

From the Boston Globe (Pediatricians criticize use of TVs in hospital)

Children’s Hospital Boston, which runs a center that is an authority on the effects of television on children, has TVs throughout the building, some of which show programs to infants.Cartoons, educational programs, and other shows are shown to children as young as 2 months old; the Globe observed two babies on their backs with screens playing cartoons a foot from their faces.

At a minimum it should help the little ones acclimate to US airports, where it can be impossible to get away from CNN.

October 17, 2006

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