Posts Tagged ‘attention span’

Study: SpongeBob Bad for Kids’ Atten — Mmm, Cookies!

September 12th, 2011 No comments

The aforementioned Robert Squarepants

Um, what was this post going to address?  Oh yeah.  Apparently, the lovable SpongeBob Squarepants is some kind of Svengali who saps your childrens’ ability to concentrate:

The cartoon character SpongeBob SquarePants is in hot water from a study suggesting that watching just nine minutes of that program can cause short-term attention and learning problems in 4-year-olds.

However, there’s a caveat (a.k.a., a “big but”):

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