Starting Kids Early on TV Watching

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The creators of Sesame Street are releasing new videos. Forget that advice from pediatricians who say kids should watch no TV before age two. These videos are aimed at children as young as six months. A group called the "campaign for a commercial-free childhood" complains that the videos mainly promote Sesame Street products. The video makers say the TV is already on in most homes, so parents and kids might as well watch a responsible video, starring Baby Elmo.

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The creators of Sesame Street are releasing new videos. Forget that advice from pediatricians who say kids should watch no TV before age two. These videos are aimed at children as young as six months. A group called the "campaign for a commercial-free childhood" complains that the videos mainly promote Sesame Street products. The video makers say the TV is already on in most homes, so parents and kids might as well watch a responsible video, starring Baby Elmo.

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