Buy, buy baby : how consumer culture manipulates parents and harms young minds / Susan Gregory Thomas.

Author
Thomas, Susan Gregory [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2007.
Description
276 pages ; 24 cm

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Summary note
"It's no secret that toy and media corporations manipulate the insecurities of parents to move their products, but Buy, Buy Baby unveils the chilling fact that these corporations are using - and often funding - the latest research in child development to sell directly to babies and toddlers. Susan Gregory Thomas offers even more unnerving epiphanies: the lack of evidence that "educational" shows and toys provide any educational benefit at all for young children and the growing evidence that some of these products actually impair early development and could harm our kids socially and cognitively for life."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. [253]-262) and index.
Contents
  • 1. Learn something new every day
  • 2. "There's a new mom in town"
  • 3. "It's like preschool on TV"
  • 4. A vast and uncontrolled experiment
  • 5. Elmo's world
  • 6. The princess lifestyle
  • 7. Anything to get them to read
  • 8. Developing character in preschool
  • Conclusion : in defense of "nothing"
ISBN
  • 9780618463510
  • 0618463518
LCCN
2006030498
OCLC
71369194
RCP
C - S
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