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Study says educational TV doesn't help kids

BOSTON (NBC) -- Research out today suggests there's no benefit to letting young children watch television of any type, even those specially packaged, educational DVD's.

In fact, they could actually interfere with the development of a child, two years old or younger. Now comes a report from children's hospital in Boston that suggests watching TV is of no real benefit to toddlers.

Researchers also say even those educational DVDs May not help the two and under crowd.

But Baby Einstein representatives say their videos foster quality time between parents and their children, and are "Designed to inspire new ways for parents and babies to interact."

Experts say they are still in the early stages of understanding the effects of TV on infants, but say the balance of evidence still recommends limiting TV exposure as much as possible.

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