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Not all TV programs all evil for your kids, some are very helpful

Research shows that kids who watched PEG + CAT and Odd Squad exhibited significantly improved performance on critical early math skills. In one study, 59 children ages 4 to 5 participated in five one-hour laboratory sessions in which they viewed PEG + CAT videos and played PEG + CAT digital games. At the end of the study, the children’s ability to identify shapes had improved significantly compared to baseline measures at the start of the study. In another study, 83 first-graders spent time over several days watching Odd Squad and playing digital Odd Squad games at school. Each participant also watched Odd Squad videos and completed other Odd Squad learning activities at home during the study period. Over the course of the study, kids improved in the following mathematical areas:

  • knowledge about number and operations and algebraic thinking 
  • skip counting 
  • pattern recognition 
  • addition 
  • subtraction

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