Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Sucking the words right outta your head

We don't have any Baby Einstein DVDs. Just hadn't gotten around to getting any. Someone I know swears by them, keeps her little rascal captivated. And they're so educational, what with their shapes and their colors and their classical music and all.

Except apparently, they're not. Oops.

the [University of Washington] research team found that with every hour per day spent watching baby DVDs and videos, infants learned six to eight fewer new vocabulary words than babies who never watched the videos.

We can't be having Baby Einstein now anyway, as Disney bought it out not that long ago and that would go against my husband's one-man Disney boycott.

But there's no need. Two out of our hundreds of channels are full of bright colors and simple tunes designed just for baby. And I tell you, ol' Cletus is already entranced.

And is one hour of silence worth 6 to 8 words?

Could be.

1 comment:

St. Caffeine said...

I'm right there with the ViL on this one, so it's at least a TWO-man Disney boycott!