They say ‘babies are sponges’ so parents should pay close attention to whatever they introduce into their baby’s world. For the past decade, videos aimed at stimulating children’s interest have been on the market. Recent research casts doubt on their efficacy — and says they may even do some harm. We hear about the research and find out what child development experts think about all kinds of media exposure for children under three.


  • Lisa Guernsey Director of New America Foundation's Early Education Initiative, journalist, and author of Into the Minds of Babes: How Screen Time Affects Children From Birth to Age Five (Basic Books).
  • Rachel Barr Director, Georgetown Early Learning Project, Georgetown University
  • Ari Brown, MD Pediatrician; member of the Communications and Media Council at The American Academy of Pediatrics; and co-author of "Baby 411: Clear Answers and Smart Advice for Your Babies First Year" (Third Edition)(Windsor Peak Press)

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