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PLAYTIME VS SCREENTIME

June 18 @ 5:00 pm

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Date:
June 18
Time:
5:00 pm
Cost:
FREE
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Website:
https://www.cambridgeforum.org/?p=10418

Venue

Cambridge Forum
3 Church St.
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
About

Researchers are learning more and more about the detrimental effects of too much screentime on our mental health, especially for children.  What we are gaining a deeper appreciation of is the importance of playtime for all animals, including humans.

Two great minds will bat around the evidence including supporting the upside of boredom for kids: Dr Michael Rich,  in conversation with Professor David Toomey from the University of Massachusetts Amherst who has just written a wonderful book on why animals play.


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PLAYTIME VS SCREENTIME
with Michael Rich and David Toomey
Tuesday, June 18 at 5 pm


Dr. Michael Rich is Director of the Clinic for Interactive Media and Internet Disorders at Boston Children’s Hospital. He’s Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.

He’s author of The Mediatrician’s Guide: A Joyful Approach to Raising Healthy, Smart, Kind Kids in a Screen-Saturated World

David Toomey is a professor of English at UMass-Amherst and co-director of the English Department’s Professional Writing and Technical Communication Program. He’s author of Kingdom Of Play about “What Ball-bouncing Octopuses, Belly-flopping Monkeys, and Mud-sliding Elephants Reveal about Life Itself.”