[LEARNING FOR LIFE] Holiday Gift: Limit TV Time and Spend Time with a Book


This is the time of year when most people get into the giving spirit by giving a gift to a friend or family member or by lending local support to a favorite charity. It is also the perfect time of year to think about the gifts you can give a young child. These gifts don’t cost a dime or require batteries — just a bit of time.



Limit TV Time, Spend Time with A Book: Ask almost any parent whose young ones spend time before a TV screen. When the TV is on, communication is out. Research shows toddlers who watch TV can fall behind in their language skills.