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Baby DVDs, Videos May Hinder, Not Help, Infants' Language Development
August 7, 2007
Despite marketing claims, parents who want to give their infants a boost in learning language probably should limit the amount of time they expose their children to DVDs and videos such as "Baby Einstein" and "Brainy Baby." Rather than helping babies, the over-use of such productions actually may slow down infants 8 to 16 months of age when it comes to acquiring vocabulary.
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