Doctors always say that less screen time is better for baby, but a new study says some screen time could be beneficial for babies. Researchers believe they have created a computer program that actually builds baby's ability to concentrate.
Scientists at the University of London, Birkbeck tested 42 babies, splitting them into two groups. One group watched a computer program which encouraged them to focus on a moving target, the other group was shown cartoons. Afterward both groups were given a variety of tests to measure their ability to concentrate. The group shown the computer program were able to focus longer on specific images and objects without getting distracted.
Of course, the study's results aren't guaranteed - scientists don't know if the computer program has a long-term effect on concentration. But researchers are hopeful that programs such as this could build concentration in infants during the crucial stages of trying to acquire skills and learn languages.
If there was a computer program to help baby learn to concentrate, would you try it? Or do you agree that less screen time is better for baby?
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