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Videos may not be best way to teach kids

November 23, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
According to researchers at the University of Virginia, educational videos aren't the most effective way to teach kids. They worked with babies from 96 families to see how they were affected by educational videos.

Toddlers who watched a vocabulary DVD didn't show any difference, but toddlers who learned words from their parents instead of watching the DVD had a higher overall vocabulary.

Researchers did not tell parents to stay away from educational videos but said not to consider them as a substitute for teaching their child.