Dear Mr. SquarePants,
I'm sorry. Here you are in the news, once again, this time getting blamed for making our preschoolers stupid.
Apparently, just watching 9 minutes of your show caused executive functions to be lower than one group of kids who watched Caliou (yes, his voice annoys me too, and you are totally right; Caliou is way too whiny, but anyway...) and another group of preschoolers who drew pictures during that time.
9 minutes! Your show is a half-hour. I gotta say, with this new study, you might be screwed with the preschooler crowd.
They say that the fast pace is just too much for preschoolers' brains. That over exposure to your show could have long-lasting effects on 4 year-olds. That kids are 'more amped up after watching your show'.
And we both know that the tv was turned on in the first place to shut them up, not make them crazy enough to eat cat liter after watching your show.
But, it's not really your fault, now is it? Here at our house, we like to call your show Doritos for the brain. Sure, sometimes Doritos are (super) yummy, but that doesn't mean that I'm going to let my kids have them all the time. I'm not going to let them eat an entire bag either.
I just so happen to be smart enough to know Doritos aren't healthy for you, just like I'm smart enough to know your show isn't the best thing to plop my kids in front of.
Yes, I figured that out all on my own.
So... sorry. You're getting a bad rap once again. I'm pretty sure they meant to point out that parents can be dumb and they can make their kids dumb too, well actually, maybe that was insinuated.
Those sly researcher people.
Keep your chin up!