Response to Babes in toyland - Although a lot of children...

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I enjoyed the readings thoroughly. I felt like I could relate to a lot of things that were talked about due to the fact that a have a younger brother and sister as well as two cousins who are only toddlers. What I can relate most to is the New York Times article, “Babes in Toyland.” I feel that children today are not playing with the traditional toys such as erector sets or dolls. For example, my brother and sister are only fourteen and thirteen respectively and they both had gotten cell phones when they were in sixth grade. Also my little cousins still play with toys and such, however when I have my cell phone around them they always want to play with that instead, and they can definitely tell the difference between a real phone and a fake one.
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Unformatted text preview: Although a lot of children are only being plopped in front of televisions to watch shows specifically targeting youngsters, my parents and my aunt and uncle are very strict about television. They are and were very passionate on engaging the child through interaction, which a television can not provide due to the fact that it is labeled as low involvement, according to The Stickiness Factor. I feel that all parents should take responsibility by monitoring their child and making sure that even though younger and younger children are being targeted by technology and replacing traditional toys, that they are making sure they are interacting and engaging with their child....
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