RE: [Discuss-sudbury-model] On Playing Frogger

From: Heidi Crane <>
Date: Mon Mar 3 08:17:00 2003

Hi Fiona

Thanks for your post. It helps to hear about children who have the freedom
for as much TV or computer games as they want, and that they aren't
vegetables LOL

How long did they take before they weren't spending so much time doing
"screen time"? And I realize, they probably do still do a lot of TV and
computer. As much as when they started? What other interests do they have
besides TV and computer games?

thanks again

>From: "Fiona Berry" <>
>To: <>
>Subject: RE: [Discuss-sudbury-model] On Playing Frogger
>Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2003 08:51:18 -0000
>Heidi Crane wrote:
> >>>the list goes on, of productive, interesting, useful, things to DO.
>Physically oriented things that get something accomplished WHILE the
>brainwork is chugging away subconsciously.<<<
> >>>so, my earlier post about Frogger and brainstorming...well, there are
>many more useful things that need doing, and the brain can still storm.
>Frogger seems wasteful in that light.<<<
>When I first started home educating my children, I thought along similar
>lines, and was taken to task by the TCS parents on the mailing list that I
>joined. They pointed out to me that I was making value judgements about
>activities that my children were choosing to do when free to do them. I
>retorted that yes, I was - I didn't think that the passivity of television
>was on the same level as an intellectual activity as reading a book or a
>nature ramble where one had to put one's own brain into gear.
>Now I am ready to eat those words, four years later.

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