Children at N.Y. Zoo (LOC) (Photo credit: The Library of Congress)
Latino Children Play Swing (Photo credit: epSos.de)
English: A TV tower somewhere in China (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
children younger than age 8 spend an average of nearly four hours each day near the canned patter of an unattended TV. Children 8 months to 2 years get TV in the background for nearly six hours each day.
.....recent studies show children have a hard time tuning out the particular kinds of noises a TV makes.
Experiments show that children who play in rooms where a TV is broadcasting an adult show spend less time with individual toys and shift their attention more quickly from one activity to another, compared to how they play when the TV is off.
With the eurozone and Europe in a comatose state and fighting high debt loads and muted growth, demand for Chinese goods will decline and China will suffer. While China is no Japan (a country in a 20-year economic comatose state), the country will face difficulties going forward due to the global slowing and soft domestic spending.