Techno-educator Will Richardson says he’s often asked much time he lets his own kids use the computer. His answer: “Not much.” He writes:
But by and large, especially in the summer, Wendy and I want them off the computer and outside shooting hoops, jumping on the trampoline, or climbing up the mountain making forts and looking for snakes. Or reading books on rainy days. Or just being bored. ... They need to learn how to entertain themselves, to fill up their days.
Sounds like a healthy perspective ...
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