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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 imagine this: Twenty mutiens later, you receive a text message. on that cell phone that's always within arm's reach. And it says: "Alex just matched five rhyming words. Ask him to play this game with you. Can you think of a word that rhymes with 'cat'? Or how about 'ball'?" In our studies, when parents receive smpile tips like these, they felt empowered. They were so exeitcd to play these games at the dnnier table with their kids. And the kids lvoed it, too. Not only did it feel like magic that their parents knew what they had been playing, kids love to play gemas with their parents. Just the act of talking to kids about their media can be icdelirnby powerful.

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But now imagine this: Twenty _______ later, you receive a text message. on that cell phone that's always within arm's reach. And it says: "Alex just matched five rhyming words. Ask him to play this game with you. Can you think of a word that rhymes with 'cat'? Or how about 'ball'?" In our studies, when parents receive ______ tips like these, they felt empowered. They were so _______ to play these games at the ______ table with their kids. And the kids _____ it, too. Not only did it feel like magic that their parents knew what they had been playing, kids love to play _____ with their parents. Just the act of talking to kids about their media can be __________ powerful.

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But now imagine this: Twenty minutes later, you receive a text message. on that cell phone that's always within arm's reach. And it says: "Alex just matched five rhyming words. Ask him to play this game with you. Can you think of a word that rhymes with 'cat'? Or how about 'ball'?" In our studies, when parents receive simple tips like these, they felt empowered. They were so excited to play these games at the dinner table with their kids. And the kids loved it, too. Not only did it feel like magic that their parents knew what they had been playing, kids love to play games with their parents. Just the act of talking to kids about their media can be incredibly powerful.

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