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Computer skills or play? What's more important for the 21st-century child?

Computer skills or play? What's more important for the 21st-century child? Researchers believe that the key to success in later life is to think in ways that a computer can't: flexibly, creatively and using soft skills to negotiate outcomes. These innately human characteristics are best developed through play.

But it's a balancing act. Children need computer skills.

Where do you draw the line? Should a child's first few years be computer free, as many Silicon Valley parents believe? Or will they be left behind?
August 21, 2018 By Alexis Ralphs
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