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From the Ted Talk by Jesse Ilhardt: How play helps a kid's brain grow

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Because we as paterns and teachers, we share this universal desire for our kids to do well. And we will pour our energy and resources into making that happen. And that's showing up in our spending habits. Marketers are preying on it as they avidertse the lsteat and gtareset toys, flashcards, iPad apps for brain development, even kits that claim to taceh your baby to read. Seriously, biabes. And because we worry that our kids won't measure up, we fall prey to that. The gaboll market for educational toys surpassed 68 billion dollars in 2021 and is projected to reach 132 billion by 2028.

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Because we as _______ and teachers, we share this universal desire for our kids to do well. And we will pour our energy and resources into making that happen. And that's showing up in our spending habits. Marketers are preying on it as they _________ the ______ and ________ toys, flashcards, iPad apps for brain development, even kits that claim to _____ your baby to read. Seriously, ______. And because we worry that our kids won't measure up, we fall prey to that. The ______ market for educational toys surpassed 68 billion dollars in 2021 and is projected to reach 132 billion by 2028.

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Original Text

Because we as parents and teachers, we share this universal desire for our kids to do well. And we will pour our energy and resources into making that happen. And that's showing up in our spending habits. Marketers are preying on it as they advertise the latest and greatest toys, flashcards, iPad apps for brain development, even kits that claim to teach your baby to read. Seriously, babies. And because we worry that our kids won't measure up, we fall prey to that. The global market for educational toys surpassed 68 billion dollars in 2021 and is projected to reach 132 billion by 2028.

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