And I was going to celebrate TV Turnoff Week from up top a soap box:
Research now indicates that for every hour of television children watch each day, their risk of developing attention-related problems later increases by ten percent.The moral of the story is: if you're interested in making your child's teacher's life easier (and doing your child a favor), turning off the TV is a great start.
Children in households where the TV is on "always" or "most of the time" are less likely to read than are children in other homes.
In a study of preschoolers (ages 1-4), a child's risk of being overweight increased by six percent for every hour of television watched per day.
Number of 30-second commercials seen in a year by an average child: 20,000
Number of minutes per week that parents spend in meaningful conversation with their children: 38.5
Heavy TV viewers exhibit five dependency symptoms (two more than necessary) to arrive at a clinical diagnosis of substance abuse.
TV has been linked to depression among teenagers. Alas and alack I lost or tossed the article from my local paper, but found one at World News Network
Also, I promised a recipe for chocolate covered Matzoh.That's not actually my picture. It comes from here. But it's more or less the same stuff.
This treat uses all four ingredients allowed during Passover, and truth be told I'd eat it all year long if I didn't mind weighing 3,982 pounds:
3-4 boards of matzah (yes folks, Jews eat BOARDS during Passover. Because that's all the food allowed)
3/4 cups of butter (The older gal uses unsalted in all her recipes. I always thought one used salted butter unless a recipe specifically called for unsalted. But I don't know why I thought this. Anyone a butter expert?)
12 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup brown sugar (I usually use light brown, but I accidentally used dark brown this year and it turned out just fine)
-Melt butter with sugar on medium heat, stirring constantly.
-Bring to a low boil and cook 3-4 minutes.
-Grease cookie sheet with butter.
-Lay matzah on pan and fill empty places with pieces of matzah (in other words the entire cookie sheet has one layer of matzah)
-Pour sugar mixture over the matzah
-Cover with chocolate chips
-Put into a 350 degree oven for a few minutes, just until the chocolate chips are soft and melty.
-Spread chocolate evenly over the matzah with a knife or spatula
-Gain 70 pounds just by looking at it
More info on the tube:
TV and young children
CA State University: TV & health
France bans TV for kids under 3