Letter: No Teletubbies here

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The Independent Online
INSTEAD of this endless discussion on the comparative merits of different television programmes and their effects on our children, why not compare television with real life.

I have a two-year-old boy and no television. Gasp! I spend my time with my son walking, visiting friends, museums, farms and toddler gyms, playing with trains, Duplo, "soft stuff" (wonderful invention), bits of cardboard, paper and loo rolls, drawing, reading, singing silly songs, cuddling and generally living.

He is a bright, articulate, happy, sociable little boy who as far as I am aware doesn't miss television: what could he honestly be missing?


Penarth, South Glamorgan