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In the Schmidt et al. (2002) study young children were observed while playing with toys in a room for one hour. During the first thirty minutes a television program played in the background, the television was turned off for the remaining thirty minutes of play. Findings show that children’s toy play was disrupted by background television; resulting in less play overall, shorter play episodes, and shorter periods of focused attention (Schmidt et al., 2002).
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Schmidt et al. (2002) conducted an experiment to test the hypothesis that background adult television is a disruptive influence on young children’s play. They were compelled to conduct the study in light of previous research which shows that television exposure for children thirty months and younger is associated with poorer cognitive and language development. These findings were corroborated by other studies that show that levels of ambient noise and household chaos are negatively related to cognitive development among children five years of age and younger. Background noise has also been shown to have a negative association with a mother’s verbal responsiveness (Schmidt et al., 2002).
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After conducting a national survey of parents of children ages zero months to six years the Kaiser Family Foundation reports that in America, media use has become an integral part of daily life (DeLoache & Chiong, 2009). According to the Kaiser report, children in the 1970’s were not exposed to television until the age of two. Nowadays young children are exposed to screen media as early as six months: 38% of children ages six to twenty-three months know how to turn the television on, 40% can change channels on the remote, and 7% can load a video on a DVD player. (DeLoache & Chiong, 2009).