TV Free Research and Resources

Articles and studies

Toddlers and TV

“Students with cable TV at home ‘do worse in exams'”

Babies, TV, and maternal interaction

TV Research: Let’s Get Smarter About What Young Children See, Hear and ExperienceArticle examining multiple studies from an early-childhood-education perspective

The Death and Life of American Imagination 


The Plug-In Drug by Marie Winn

Remotely Controlled by Aric Sigman

To Kindle A Soul – TV chapter

The Big Turnoff by Ellen Currey-Wilson

Living Outside the Box by Barbara Block

Buy, Buy Baby by Susan Gregory Thomas

Unplugged Play by Bobbi Conner

Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman

Branded by Alissa Quart

The Read-Aloud Handbook: Sixth Edition by Jim Trelease – TV chapter

Websites and forums

Kill Your Television Opinion pieces and research on TV

White Dot “the international campaign against television”

The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood

TV Free Parenting Yahoo Group Online community supporting a limited TV lifestyle

Blogs and blog posts

How to be a Badass Dad — no-TV posts Blog by Sol Smith

Ellen Currey-Wilson’s website and blog Author of The Big Turnoff

Unplug Your Kids Blog of an unplugged mama

Alternatives to TV

Kids Craft Weekly Free weekly e-newsletter

The Crafty Crow a children’s craft collective

Instead of TV E-newsletter and website with large collection of ways (and reasons) to avoid TV

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