The TV: for adults, although it wastes our time, it can create hours of entertainment.... but for kids, and their still developing brains, it can be detrimental. Most parents know this, but what they don't know - is how much TV exposure their children are getting when they aren't there.
This past fall, I read an article about how much television children in the United States are exposed to.... two-thirds of them are exposed to more than the recommended two hours per day. I found the article incredibly eye opening. Some caregivers aren't aware that there are even guidelines about television exposure for kids. Make sure that whomever is taking care of your children, they know what YOUR guidelines are for what you want your children to experience. If you want to read the article, check here.