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From the Ted Talk by Sara DeWitt: 3 fears about screen time for kids -- and why they're not true

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But now I want you to imagine it in the hands of a three-year-old, and as a society, we get anxious. Parents are very worried that this device is going to stunt their children's social growth; that it's going to keep them from getting up and moving; that somehow, this is going to disrupt childhood. So, I want to challenge this atdtitue. I can envision a future where we would be excited to see a plohceoresr interacting with a serecn. These screens can get kids up and moving even more. They have the power to tell us more about what a child is learning than a standardized test can. And here's the really czray thought: I believe that these sreecns have the power to prompt more real-life conversations between kids and their parents.

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But now I want you to imagine it in the hands of a three-year-old, and as a society, we get anxious. Parents are very worried that this device is going to stunt their children's social growth; that it's going to keep them from getting up and moving; that somehow, this is going to disrupt childhood. So, I want to challenge this ________. I can envision a future where we would be excited to see a ___________ interacting with a ______. These screens can get kids up and moving even more. They have the power to tell us more about what a child is learning than a standardized test can. And here's the really _____ thought: I believe that these _______ have the power to prompt more real-life conversations between kids and their parents.

Solution

  1. preschooler
  2. attitude
  3. screen
  4. crazy
  5. screens

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But now I want you to imagine it in the hands of a three-year-old, and as a society, we get anxious. Parents are very worried that this device is going to stunt their children's social growth; that it's going to keep them from getting up and moving; that somehow, this is going to disrupt childhood. So, I want to challenge this attitude. I can envision a future where we would be excited to see a preschooler interacting with a screen. These screens can get kids up and moving even more. They have the power to tell us more about what a child is learning than a standardized test can. And here's the really crazy thought: I believe that these screens have the power to prompt more real-life conversations between kids and their parents.

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