Another thing for the Greens to ban

The Greens love to ban things, lots of things, in fact about the only thing they don’t want to ban is marijuana.

Anyway here is another thing for them to consider banning.

‘Educational’ television programmes aimed at the under-twos do nothing to stimulate them and could actually stunt their development, according to new guidelines on the subject.

Paediatricians say there is “no evidence” that television programmes for the under-twos, marketed as educational, actually help them intellectually or socially, because they simply cannot understand them.

Watching television merely gets in the way of activities that such young children do understand, and do benefit them – most notably free play and engagement with other people.


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