apple of my eye
I've heard that television is bad for children. "It rots your brains", or something like that. That's what my mom swore to us anyway. We weren't convinced, my mom is not very scary. Landon is just over a year and a half old, and has watched cartoons every morning since birth. Now before all you perfect mothers start judging me let me justify this fact by mentioning that these cartoons are educational. Recently Landon has been receiving a lot of attention concerning his development, and I am not talking about his physique. (He has been the size of a 3 year old for 6 months now.) He knows the alphabet and recognizes just about all of the letters. He knows all the shapes, all the colors, and can count to 29. He has always been good about remembering things we teach him, so to me this is just normal. Considering my background a normal kid is more than I could ever ask for! I don't have any other kids, or friends with kids his age to compare him to. BUT whenever we go out and people hear him counting to himself or pointing to letters he recognizes they act totally amazed after asking his age. I am by no means tooting my own horn or trying to brag. I'm just a proud parent and take no credit for my baby's learning. Sam and I swear it's thanks to the TV. So, obviously I do not condemn TV watching (until you become physically attached to, and must be surgically removed from your sofa). In fact I accredit everything I know to shows like Saved by the Bell and TGIF, not to mention the many copied VHS movies found in the Smith family colleciton.
Posted by Shums