Consider the following: Many products, diets, and services are marketed to parents as beneficial to infant or toddler development. In order to increase sales to parents and caretakers, some companies use marketing strategies that make exaggerated, unfounded, or unrealistic claims about the effects of their product(s) on child development.
Select one claim that you suspect to be exaggerated or false (your research may in fact show the claim has validity). Describe in detail what the advertised product, diet, or service is supposed to do. Some examples include:
• Educational videos related to language development
• Effects of classical music on cognitive development
• Benefits of soy diet or organic food diet on physical and cognitive development
• Service promising to teach your 18-month-old how to read
• Any other claim made by a manufacturer or service provider, aimed at enhancing infant or toddler development