P255 CEEFAX 255 Wed 3 Feb 21:00/00   1/3                IS YOUR CHILD A TELLY ADDICT? Children love watching television - not fust six-yfar-olds but newborn babies, who stop crying to look at the screen. Even young babies can understand simple eventsN Between six months and a year they love to see the same thing over and ovfr again which is why they like advertsN According to research done for an article in February's Mother & Baby magazine, short spells in front of the box won't do any harm to your childN  Mord
P255 CEEFAX 255 Wed 3 Feb 21:01/14   2/3                IS YOUR CHILD A TELLY ADDICT? As long as your child has plenty of attention and stimulation throughout the day, short spells in front of the television won't do any harm. As well as games and chat, babies need quiet times too, says a researcher from the University of LondonN The average pre-school child watches TV for about four hours a day; babies often a good deal moreN Mother & Baby magazine has a few tips to help your child get the most out of television. More
P255 CEEFAX 255 Wed 3 Feb 21:04/11   3/3                IS YOUR CHILD A TELLY ADDICT? Space out your child's viewing - don't fust leave the television on all the time like moving wallpaperN Don't feel guilty about using the TV as an electronic baby-sitter now and then. ghen you watch with your children, help them make sense of what they seeN Choose programmes according to your child's age and interestsN More