18 Sep '11, 9pm

Yikes! Does Sponge Bob Really Cause Learning Problems in Kids?

Yikes! Does Sponge Bob Really Cause Learning Problems in Kids?

Cartoons aren’t what they used to be. I’m sure nearly every generation has said that but even still, I can’t help it. What ever happened to The Flintstones, The Jetsons, or Bugs Bunny? Today Bugs Bunny has been replaced with characters like Sponge Bob Square Pants. The animated cartoon sea sponge that works as a fry cook in the underwater town of Bikini Bottom. But recently, the oversized sponge phenomenon has been in hot water because of a new study published in the journal Pediatrics , which found that Sponge Bob can cause learning problems in 4-year olds. According to the Associated Press : The problems were seen in a study of 60 children randomly assigned to either watch "SpongeBob," or the slower-paced PBS cartoon "Caillou" or assigned to draw pictures. Immediately after these nine-minute assignments, the kids took mental function tests; those who had watched "SpongeB...

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