Many Parents Unknowingly Relegate Both Their
Parenting Responsibilities and Their
Children’s Education To Various
These Commercial Electronic Products
Only Have Profits In Mind–
Not Your Children’s Best Interests.
Extensive Research Has Shown Several Key Factors
Interfering With The Early Developmental Needs
Of Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers:
A decline in one-on-one interactions with parents,
grandparents and other caregivers.
Overexposure to electronic media (television, videos,
The content of electronic media: excessive loudness, image
bombardment, physical violence, materialism, and
unrealistic, unhealthy problem solving.
Unfortunately, these factors are at work in most of
today’s homes, preschools, and child care
facilities–undermining the health, school
readiness, parent-child bonding and
family stability of young children.
The emotional and physical consequences of these
factors on children often include:
and excessive aggressiveness!
In a school setting they directly contribute to:
falling test scores,
poor writing skills,
a decline in literacy and
inadequate oral expression.
Just as seriously, they contribute significantly to
difficulties with abstract language and thought,
the essential elements of higher intelligence.
Early Childhood Educators Recognize That
Parents Are The Most Influential Teachers
Their Children Will Ever Have.
Parents teach by listening, responding, and elaborating
on what their children already know.
This style of parent-child interaction promotes curiosity,
problem-solving, concept building
and positive self-esteem.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Strongly Urges
Parents To Avoid TV Viewing Entirely For Children
Under The Age Of Two Years and To Limit The
Viewing Of All Electronic Media Combined
To 1 to 2 Hours A Day For
Children Over Two.
Even Educational Electronic Media Is
Overdone In Most Households.
The average American child spends 3 to 5 hours in front of a TV
each day and grows up in a home with multiple
electronic devices–3 televisions, 3 tape
players, 3 radios, 2 VCRs, 2 CD
players, 1 video game player
and 1 computer!
(Federal Trade Commission Survey May-July 2000)
And It Hasn’t Got Any Better Since Then!
With the advent of cell phones, mp3 players, etc.,
children 8 to 18 are averaging over
10 electronic hours a day.
Children are now hooked to social interactions through electronics
and watching tv, movies and games on smartphones and tablets!
The Early Childhood Information Clearinghouse documents that
9 month old children are watching an average of 90 minutes
of television a day while preschoolers are
watching almost 4 hours a day.
Expert On Early Childhood Learning
“The brains of today’s children are being structured in
language patterns antagonistic to the values and
goals of formal education.
How can children, bombarded from birth by noise, frenetic
schedules, and the helter-skelter care taking of
a fast-paced adult world, learn to
analyze, reflect, and ponder?
How can they use quiet inner conversations to build personal
realities, sharpen and extend their visual reasoning?
If a child spends an inordinate amount of time on video games
(or television, or computer use) instead of playing and
experimenting with many different types of skills,
the foundations for some kinds of
abilities may be sacrificed.
These losses may not show up until much later.
Tender young brains need broad, flexible development, not
overbuilt neural pathways in one specific skill area.”
Mary Hatwood Futrell,
Speaking For Thousands Of Teachers Nationwide:
“I wish I could sit down with every parent in America and
emphasize how important they are to
their children’s education.”
In “The Preschool Years”,
Ellen Galinsky and Judy David State:
“The best predictors of good reading comprehension in primary
school children are minimal TV viewing during the
preschool period; nonphysical discipline; a
curious, resourceful mother; and
an orderly household routine.
TV should not replace the primacy of books in
children’s early years.
The best reading readiness consists of giving children
experiences in the real world, materials to play out
those experiences, and discussions that help
them understand these experiences.
What is essential is providing a language-rich environment.”
Every Hour A Child Sits In Front Of The TV,
Gaming Device or Other Electronic Device
Is An Hour They Are Not:
Using Their Imagination
Playing Outside In Nature
Engaged In Another Life-Enriching Activity
In Addition, The Content Of These Programs Your Children
Are Watching Is Far More Violent Than Adult Fare.
Ellen Galinsky and Judy David,
“The Preschool Years—Family Strategies That Work-From Experts
And Parents,” Found That TV Violence Causes
“ . . . children to act in more aggressive or hurtful ways
and have more nightmares.
Young children have difficulty separating the
TV image from the real thing.”
Galinsky’s and David’s Research Also Noted That:
“TV viewing hampers children’s academic performance,
interferes with reading, perpetuates stereotypes,
promotes impulsiveness and an inability
to persist with tasks and inhibits
Television commercials foster materialism—creating
appetites for expensive items that have little
real value and create parent-child
We Invite You To Fully Take Charge Of Your
Children’s Education and Give Them
The Opportunity To Achieve
All They Possibly
Can In Life!
We Encourage You To Use Electronic Media Wisely
And Only As A Select Part Of
Your Children’s Education.
We Invite You To Take Albert Einstein’s
Genius Advice To Heart:
“If you want your children to be brilliant, tell them Fairy Tales.
If you want them to be very brilliant, tell them even more Fairy Tales.”