The Drudge heading read “Children ‘reaching 3 without saying a word‘…” to which I said, “yes, I support that.” Come to find out it wasn’t a question but a survey recently conducted in the UK. Researchers found that some portion (yes the reported findings were that vague) of children are reaching the age of three without having said word one. Again, this is a problem? I’m not just being callus with my question, I have children, I know for a fact that once they start talking they never stop, ever…. ever. My observation aside, the British seem to think this is a problem. But not one cause by daycare apparently, because as they point out,
“Working parents who put their babies in day care are just as likely to have a child whose speech develops late as those who leave their baby in front of the television.”
I thought putting your child in front of a T.V. was daycare. Subtle distinctions aside, it is interesting to note that planting your kid in front of a T.V. for eight hours a day is only slightly more harmful than leaving them in daycare. So save your money, get a nanny cam, a flat screen and a bowl of Cheez Its and call it a day.