September 14, 2011

SpongeBob SquarePants May Be Bad For Kids

Roni Rabin, New York Times


AP

New research on children and television has put SpongeBob Squarepants on the hot seat.

Researchers report that 4-year-olds who had just watched the fast-paced fantasy cartoon “SpongeBob SquarePants” — which follows the undersea adventures of a yellow sponge — did worse on tests of attention and problem-solving than young children who watched a slower-paced educational program or spent time drawing.

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TAGGED: Children, Attention, ADHD

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