Is technology taking over the kids?

By Linda Bates County extension agent
This article was published January 9, 2017 at 4:00 a.m.

Twenty years ago, children were playing outside all day, riding bikes, playing sports and building forts. Children of the past created their own form of play that didn't require costly equipment or parental supervision. Those children got up and moved around. Their sensory world was nature based and simple. Family time meant spending time doing chores, and children had expectations to meet on a daily basis. Families came together at the dining room table to eat and talk about their day. Even after dinner, that same dining table became the center for baking, crafts and homework.

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