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Catchy title, don't you think? Hyperbole? Catastrophizing? Perhaps a little bit... but with the rise of the popularity of technological gadgetry as "babysitters" and "teachers" it's time to be a bit inflammatory! Article after article after article states that kids are spending too much time in front of screens these days and not enough time simply playing- outdoors or indoors. This lack of free play and unscheduled time could prove to be disastrous on their ability to keep a sense of wondrous exploration alive in their hearts and minds. iPad time may also interfere with social skills, empathy and problem...

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