"Brains vs. Batteries": What's Your Take?

"Brains vs. Batteries": What's Your Take?

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Beth Callaghan
Nov 15, 2010

Recently, Momlogic featured a post by guest blogger Jessica Katz that revisits a thorny question: do electronic toys inhibit a child's imagination? Do you eschew toys with batteries?

In her article, Jessica Katz (of Mommy Don't Buy That) offers her experience with a friend who refused to give her child any toy that requires batteries or a plug. After hearing said friend's argument and then discovering research that showed that "new high-tech toys are actually dumbing down our kids, inhibiting their intellectual growth and stifling their creativity," Jessica decided to pull the plug on all her daugher's electronic toys. The result, she claims, is that her daughter eventually turned to baskets of unused toys and started creating her own play.

Would you be willing to eliminate all your kids' high-tech toys? Do you think toys that light up, make sound, or require electricity are harmful to your child's development? Sound off in the comments!

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