More than two hours a day spent watching television or playing video games could damage a child's cognitive development.
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Scientists conducted experiments in which children aged around two were taught new words while hearing soft or loud background noise. Further tests, which were reported in the journal, Child Development, revealed that the toddlers were better at grasping the meaning of words that had earlier been learned in a quieter environment. This suggests that experience with the sounds of the words without distracting background noise subsequently helps children map those sounds to meaning.