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August 20, 2013
Computers & kids--don't expect much
Posted by Staff
The NY Post reports:

What can an iPad teach an infant? Not much, at least according to most research. And now the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood has filed a complaint with the Fedteral Trade Commission against Fisher Price for claiming otherwise.

According to the group, Fisher Price advertises that its “Laugh & Learn” apps, which have been downloaded more than 2.8 million times, can teach babies spatial skills, numbers, language or motor skills, but there’s really no evidence to back this up.

The campaign filed a similar complaint regarding the Disney-owned Baby Einstein videos in 2009, and the company offered a refund to anyone who’d bought the products in the five years prior.
08/20/13 10:08 AM
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