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A UI researcher found that background television—when the TV is on in a room where a child is doing something other than watching—can divert a child’s attention from play and learning. File photo illustration by Tim Schoon.
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Leaving the television on can be detrimental to children's learning and development, according to a new study from the University of Iowa. Researchers found that background television can divert a child’s attention from play and learning. Results appear in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Story
 

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