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In October I wrote a blog on the conection between childhood obesity and technology - see https://bloggers.mycommunitynow.com/controlpanel/blogs/posteditor.aspx?SelectedNavItem=Posts§ionid=49&postid=38340
Yesterday's edition of USA Weekend (insert to the Sunday edition of the MJS) contained a great article on the subject of how kids play today - see attached link -http://usaweekend.com/07_issues/071216/071216tech-kids.html.
There is an emerging school of educational theory and study as to the damaging impact of an inordinate amount of exposure to technology at early ages. If you have kids or grandkids - take a few minutes and read this article. Its fascinating and alarming at the same time.
A few Saturdays ago our son's best friend spent an afternoon with us. They were holed-up in his room, engrossed in the construction of various objects and creatures out of cardboard and legos.
I try and remind myself of this happy occasion every time I step on one of his lego pieces.