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Do you allow your children unlimited use of digital gadgets?

Rise of Digital Gadgets Leading to Decline in Childhood Reading
Report from Egmont UK:

'Children as young as eight years old are being turned off reading because of a lack of “quiet time” in childhood, combined with greater access to digital resources from a young age, according to the latest Reading Street report from Egmont, entitled Reading and the Digital World.

'Egmont’s research found that children's growing access to digital resources is coinciding with a decline in being read to at home and at school, resulting in many children not enjoying reading...'
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/lack-quiet-time-hits-childrens-reading.html

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  • Nov 12 2013: Children play to learn skills that will help them on later in life.

    If using digital gadgets in the future is a useful skill, then let them play and learn as necessary.

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