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Our Response to The New York Times Article: “Traditional Toys May Beat Gadgets in Language Developme

While reading the New York Times article: “Traditional Toys May Beat Gadgets in Language Development”, I consistently nodded my head, as I was in an agreement with the negative critiques formulated towards the recent shift of electronics replacing traditional toys. The trivial noises and sounds performed by electronics substitutes the expression of meaningful verbal utterances spoken by a child’s external environment, specially their parents. As a graduate student of speech-language pathology, I encourage parents to purchase conventional toys such as building blocks, farm animal puzzles, and board books. The silence elicited when playing with non-electronic objects cues parents to initiate c

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