“Baby Einstoned”

There was an interesting item on Slate’s Human Nature page this morning. It described recent research which suggested “Baby Einstein” was bad for babies:

Baby DVDs are worse than educational TV shows, because the DVDs “have little dialogue, short scenes, disconnected pictures and … linguistically indescribable images.” Researcher’s conclusion: Your kid is better off watching American Idol with you than watching Baby Einstein alone.

True to it’s liberal bias roots (the reason I read it so much), it threw in a Dubya jab:

You knew Baby Einstein had to be poison when President Bush extolled it.

Given my dislike for the Baby Genius Edutainment Complex and the POTUS, I thought it was a great piece.

How “educational” baby videos stupefy kids. – By William Saletan – Slate Magazine

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