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It's summertime! The kids are out of school and sometimes it can be a real struggle to get them away from the screen and out of the house. I'm not immune to the draw of using a screen as a babysitter, especially when I have work to do! I run most things around here at MyMayu and there is always lots to do. We don't have a nanny or family in the area, so I am also the full-time caretaker of our two boys. On those days when I need a push, the beach it is! We're so lucky to live where...

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creativity, free play, hammers, iPad, kids, nature deficit disorder, outdoors, screen time, TV -

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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