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Children learn more from TV when watching with their parents suggests new study


ChildrenNew research has shown that children get more out of watching TV when they do it with their parents, compared to watching alone. Carried out by Eric Rasmussen, an assistant professor of public relations and Justin Keene, an assistant professor of journalism and electronic media, both in the Texas Tech University College of Media & Communication, the study examined the physiological behavior of children who watched television with a parent, and those who watched alone. Parents and their children were shown a video, either a clip from the television show ‘Man vs. Wild’ or a whale documentary, with each clip about 11-12 minutes long.