Sponge Bob Bad For Kids Brains! Say What?? - Sammy Makes Six

Sponge Bob Bad For Kids Brains! Say What??

According to this KTLA post and a new study about watching cartoons, it appears that children may not be able to concentrate and focus after watching fast paced shows.

Researchers suspect that the brain gets overtaxed or tired from all of the stimulation from the fast-paced cartoons leading to lower scores.

Yikes! I guess it's a good thing that Sam doesn't really enjoy Sponge Bob all that much, she would rather watch slower paced shows like Dora, Kai-Lan and Olivia. And while at times I am ready to throw myself in front of the nearest train from having to listen to all that slow repetition, I can see how that is easier for her little brain to absorb and even learn from.

Most importantly though I believe it's about moderation. Children should have a time limit for television every day and there should be plenty of other activities for them to do.

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