Study finds ‘Smart Baby’ DVDs Ineffective

by lnmorrow

According to a new study, children ages 12-18 months who watched the video did not learn any more words than children who were not exposed to it.  Actually, children who were taught the same words by their parents (sans DVD) learned more of the words than those who watched the video.

I was skeptical of those videos to begin with, so I am thrilled that a study was conducted to measure their effectiveness.  I love that children who were taught by a parent learned more words overall.  All the more reason to curl up with your little one and enjoy a favorite book together.

Read more about the study here.

The study is published in Psychological Science.

Photograph source here.