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Thursday, January 24, 2008

my book preference, justified

why books are better

I found this warning in the packing debris, while Zack was playing his fabulous new Spongebob game - something he bought with his own money.

Just another reason why books are better. Like I needed one...

8 comments:

Mrs. G. said...

Lovely. I'm with you-books!

Daisy said...

I'm with ya too, sister, books all the way. We JUST started letting Ruby play the Curious George computer games from pbskids.org

We do not have a Wii, we don't have a Playstation, handheld games, NOTHING.

We're such rotten parents.

We do, however, have shelves and shelves of Scholastic books!

Kimberly said...

That. Is. Scary.

JCK said...

Reminds me of those ridiculous drug commericals on TV where they list all the side effects. It could cause dizziness, increase in blood pressure, seizures, vomiting... well, gee let's TRY IT!

brandy101 said...

I agree! I was reading for a few hours last night before bed - how relaxing, snuggled under the covers with my book and my dogs cuddling nearby...

stephanie said...

What, you're not interested in finding your kid in the midst of a seizure while playing SpongeBob?

Geez, you're mean.

:)

Minnesota Matron said...

This is true: there have been deaths attributed to playing online games. There's been stuff on this on NPR and a couple of students have done research papers on this -- guys dropping over dead from exhaustion and dehydration, lack of sleep. Oh my.

Laura said...

Um. No. Books aren't "better" -- just a different way to learn and gather information. Do you mean "all" books or some books? "All" games or some games? I'd prefer to see my sons playing "Fire Emblem" than reading Barbara Cartland. :)

We love books, but don't restrict time on video games. "Get off that game and read a book!" Now there's a way to make sure your kids look at games as the treat and books as the punishment.

My daughter used to have the kind of seizures they describe on the warning label of video games -- fluorescent lights cause the same seizures. She never had a seizure playing a game, but she did have them at school (was she reading a book?), in the mall, etc.

Nothing to fear about video games. Too much fear out there already. Relax.