Do you leave the TV on all day? Are your children going about their daily activities with the noise of the the TV on all the time? Exposure to background television (ie, times when the television is on but the child is attending to another activity) has been found to be negatively associated with children’s cognitive functioning and social play.
This means your child can suffer social and educational setbacks when the TV is left on as backround noise. There are now nationally representative estimates of that exposure, and the amount of exposure for the average child is startling. What parents need are ways to reduce that exposure, and reverse this disturbing trend.