Why do Waldorf schools recommend the limiting of television, videos, and radio for young children?

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Why do Waldorf schools recommend the limiting of television, videos, and radio for young children?

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A. A central aim of Waldorf Education is to stimulate the healthy development of the child’s own imagination. Waldorf teachers are concerned that electronic media hampers the development of the child’s imagination. They are concerned about the physical effects of the medium on the developing child as well as the content of much of the programming.

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A central aim of Waldorf Education is to stimulate the healthy development of the child’s own imagination. Waldorf teachers are concerned that electronic media hampers the development of the child’s imagination. They are concerned about the physical effects of the medium on the developing child as well as the content of much of the programming.

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A central aim of Waldorf Education is to stimulate the healthy development of the child’s own imagination. Waldorf teachers are concerned that electronic media hampers the development of the child’s imagination. They are concerned about the physical effects of the medium on the developing child as well as the content of much of the programming. There is more and more research to substantiate these concerns. See: Endangered Minds: Why Our Children Don’t Think and Failure To Connect: How Computers Affect Our Children’s Minds For Better and Worse by Jane Healy; Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television by Jerry Mander; The Plug-In Drug by Marie Winn; and Evolution’s End: Claiming The Potential of Our Intelligence by Joseph Chilton Pearce.

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