Don’t let kids watch TV

TV harms the mind and the body, regardless of ageĀ — but children are especially vulnerable. Medical research has established that regular TV consumption significantly alters the neuro-electrical pathways of developing brains. Additional research indicates a strong correlation between children who watch TV and adult obesity; and, by corollary, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.

Why not take your kids outside? Take a trip to a nearby town. Explore a museum. Check out a music festival. Get a ball and kick it around. Play hide and seek. Feed ducks at a local pond. Build a birdhouse, or a model train. Launch a bottle rocket. Go fishing. Plant some seeds and grow a garden.

For millions of years, our ancestors raised children without artificial audiovisual stimulation. Why start now?