Fast-Cut Cartoons May Reduce Children's Focus

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 47•37 Sep 14, 2011

In a recent study, children who watched SpongeBob SquarePants were less able to complete a problem-solving task than those who instead watched an educational cartoon or spent the time drawing. What do you think?

  • “I know it's not ideal, but if my kid doesn't watch TV, then he might try and hug me.”

    Meredity Tulipana –
    Systems Analyst

  • “Oh, jeez. Honestly, I'm sick and tired of children's needs diametrically opposing my favorite afternoon animated programming.”

    Wallace Trower –
    Harness Builder

  • “Yeah, but I don't want my son to turn into one of those weird drawing kids.”

    Trevor Malinowski –
    Sandblast Operator

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