Re: Poll: First Children - TV and Speech
I would personally think families that watched LESS TV would have more vocal/verbal children. And here's my logic: when we have the TV on, we're all sitting silently in the room watching the TV in a trance. When we turn the TV, we are forced to play together, interact with one another, and speak to one another.
I'm not a really talkative person, we watch WAY too much TV and I spend too much time on the computer. My son wasn't delayed, but he certainly isn't advanced in his speech and usually still is not very easily understood by strangers even though he is 3 years old. Still within normal, but I recognize where we went wrong and I'm trying to watch less TV and spend more time actively interacting, teaching, and learning through play with both my boys, ages 3 and 5months.