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November 05, 2009

Baby Einstein or Not

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In a surprising turn of events, Susan Linn, a well known early childhood advocate at Harvard's Judge Baker Children's Center, humbled the king of all children's media, The Walt Disney Corporation. Linn's watchdog advocacy group, Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood sued  Disney because it claimed the Baby Einstein videos it sold were educational for both babies and toddlers. Inside Pre-K posted a youtube video of Linn speaking about the lawsuit in September. - The company marketed the videos, "created from a baby's point-of-view,"  — as a way for parents to stimulate their children's cognitive development. Due to pressure from the CCCF and other advocates concerned about the idea of quality early learning taking place in front of a television, Disney issued a refund voucher for Baby Einstein DVDs purchased within the last five years.


After CCCF claimed the voucher as a win in their fight against Disney, the company claimed that is has always maintained a money back guarantee on the product.

 

Now, if I could only get a refund for those twenty minutes I spent watching Hanna Montana with my daughter... 


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