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When it comes to kids and television, Jill Kenyon's biggest concern veers from the topic of what kids are watching and looks closer at what they aren't doing as a result of sitting in front of the box. "I do think that contributes to some of the problems with the kids not getting exercise," Kenyon said.

Analyzing pros, cons of kids and TV

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SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer and the Sesame Street crowd are no doubt entertaining to children, but do they provide any type of educational benefit to a developing mind?


The correct answer varies from parent to parent, but the American Academy of Pediatrics says TV won't provide what youngsters need most in the first few years of their lives.

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