Cap'n Turtlehead wrote:I agree with you, MM.
It can't be good, because before the age of five, the stem cells in your brain need to be distributed. TV means that these stem cells aren't distributed. That's why lots of kids are dumb. Their parents just plonk them in front of the TV for hours on end. Their brains aren't stimulated, they end up with poor senses, and poor mental capabilities.
My parents gave me books. I was reading before I could talk. I probably wasn't interpreting anything, but I still had the stimulation.
My mom read to me almost every night when I was little.
I was walking at 9 months and talking at less than a year, I think.
I learned to read at 6. My fisrt book was about the three little pigs. Then I started reading "chapter books" as I called them. Soon I was reading encyclopaedias and atlases.
Kids encyclopaedias, but encyclopaedias nonetheless.
Harry Potter opened the world of true literature for me when I was 7 or 8.