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Garrett Sanders Gcs375 RTF 305 Kanaan Section 19 December 3, 2007 Television Viewing in Child Care Programs: A National Survey In the article, “Television Viewing in Child Care Programs” Demitri Christakis, Michelle Garrison, and Frederick Zimmerman study the amount of television viewed by children in daycare programs and those taken care of in the home and the effects it has. The writers found that far more children watch television if they are taken care of at home rather than those sent to daycare centers. The gap is incredibly wide with 35% of children watching television at daycare while 89% of children were found watching television at home ( Communication Reports , Christakis, Garrison, and Zimmerman, 105). The article’s study also take into account what is being watched and what amount of educational programs are being observed rather than pure entertainment. The article does not disagree with allowing children to watch television. The experts point out specific shows that have been proven to increase reading skills and promote prosocial behavior ( Communication Reports , Christakis, Garrison, and Zimmerman, 108). The
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