Commercializing Babyhood

Policy Statement: Media Use by Children Younger Than 2 Years.

This policy statement addresses the lack of evidence supporting educational or developmental benefits for media use by children younger than 2 years. It explores the potential adverse health and developmental effects of media use by babies and toddlers, and the adverse effects of background TV. The AAP recommends discouraging screen time for children under 2.

Your Baby Can Read! Video Maker Shuts Its Doors; Children's Advocacy Group Declares Victory for Families

Date of Release: 

Monday, July 16, 2012

July 16, 2012
Contact: Josh Golin (617-896-9368; josh@commercialfreechildhood.org)
For Immediate Release

Your Baby Can Read! Video Maker Shuts Its Doors
Children’s Advocacy Group Declares Victory for Families

BOSTON -- July 16 -- The company responsible for deceptively marketing the video series Your Baby Can Read! has ceased operating.

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