Myth: It is beneficial/important for babies to watch Baby Genius/Baby Einstein DVDS and educational TV programs.
The American Academy of Pediatrics currently "does not recommend television for children two and younger." For older children, the AAP "recommends no more than 1 to 2 hours per day of educational, non-violent programs." (Source: AAP)
Whatever your decision as a parent, it is safe to say that babies and children benefit most from interactions with real people rather than on-screen characters. Thus, be sure that your child has plenty of time to play, sing, read, dance, listen to music, draw, paint, color, and go outside - before plopping him or her in front of the boob tube.