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When DS a baby I listened to A LOT of NPR. Now I can't listen to it anymore. Sadly if you stop and listen through a 3 year olds ears you realize it's not great material at this age... think of recent headlines.
"Mommy what's incest?
"Mommy what are weapons of mass destruction"
"Mommy what does it mean to bomb somebody?"
But the funniest of these is...
"Mommy I am worried about that John McCain. I just don't want him to beat Barack Obama to the White House."
That's when I knew it was time to turn off the radio. Boohoo for me, but I can catch up with news other ways.
grateful mother to DD, 1/04, and DS, 2/08
I couldn't stand to listen to NPR (which I normally love) for months after Naked Baby was born - all the fighting and war and politics, it was just too nasty. But recently we've been listening to a LOT of classical radio; if I neglect to turn it on, NB reminds me by signing music and pointing to the radio.
I dunno, I think kids absorb a lot more than we expect, and silence can be a gift, but I can't say I think some NPR is bad, either.