Like so many other moms, I'm trying to limit all TV and electronics this summer. I've read too much research about what "screen time" does to a child's brain. It's hard, but I have to unplug. Will my daughters' creativity and imagination indeed flourish in the absence of television? Is this summer insanity of bike riding, mud pies, swimming, long walks, and crafts, crafts, crafts worth it?
Last night, we decide to snuggle on the couch and watch a show. My youngest daughter says she likes to watch TV with her eyes closed.
"I like to just hear the words," she says. "My brain makes better pictures than the TV can."