Children should be allowed to get bored
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March 26th, 2013 (1:25 AM).
Firstly I'll say this, boredom can spur creativity but it can also lead to reckless and/or destructive behaviour.
So, should we go out of our way to make kids bored? Whilst I think young kids are certainly better of with a box of toys and a drawing book than an iPad I don't see any reason to make sure our kids are bored. We should give them plenty of opportunities for simulation but that stimulation should require the use of their imagination or some thinking the majority of the time. But sometimes there's nothing wrong with playing with a mindless app to pass a couple of minutes time.
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