Jackie - posted on 04/09/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )
OK, so this may sound a lil silly. But I'm a first time Mom with a 14 month old. I will admit that I let he watch TV. And by that I mean Nick jr which is pretty much TV for toddlers. And before anybody gets in a tizzy we read books for at least 20-30 mins a day EVERY DAY because she loves them and I love doing it. I also DO NOT use TV as a babysitter. I work full time and I love to spend any amount of extra time with her.
Here's my question:
I've heard that watching TV can create language issues and things of that nature. I have not done any amount of research on this, it's just something I've heard in passing. I just asked myself a question the other. What is the difference in listening to a TV (like the shows on Nick jr, I'm not talking about HBO) or listening to toys that talk. What is it about TV the can cause speech problems? Not really a debate just a honest question...