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Gabe / on Mon, Jun 30 2014 at 9:51 am

Screen Time

I’ve always thought “screen time” was a silly idea. I think it’s important to consider what’s on the screen. Maybe it made more sense back when screen time just meant television. The idea that sitting and watching Spongebob should be tossed into the same bucket as playing ABC Mouse is absolutely insane. I won’t let my four year old watch cartoons all afternoon but if he wants the iPad he is welcome to it. That’s because if he is using the iPad he is coloring and doing puzzles. Nine year old wants to lay on the couch and watch Ninjago all afternoon. Not happening. Want to play Minecraft with your friends all afternoon? Yes! I say that because I’ve gone into their Minecraft Realm. I’ve seen the hotel these kids built. I’ve played with the redstone machines they have designed. I’ve played games my kid built in Project Spark on the Xbox and Hopscotch on the iPad. That’s technically “screen time”, but those are experiences I will never put a limit on.

-Gabe out

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