My parents kept a tv, but it was a b/w portable with a broken vertical hold (anybody remember what that is?) We had to get it out of the closet where it was kept on a shelf, plug it in and take turns holding the knob so the picture would stay steady. There were no rules regarding television use, but it was MUCH easier and more fun to simply read, which we often did in a tree. Remember climbing trees? Or we would bake cookies, ride bikes, play hide and seek, play doll school, restaurant or library, make obstacle courses, sew, jump rope, draw pictures, train the dog to do tricks...how about making technology available, but not too easy and flashy? Use an uncomfortable location, a slow dial-up, a small screen; make technology shared rather than individual so that people take turns, and enable imaginative, reality-based fun that pleases all the senses.
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