“We have the whole evening to do whatever you choose. What do you want to do?” My friend asked her grandson, Derrick. “I want to watch videos or go to a movie,” he replied. Todays children are following the example of many adults to become watchers instead of doers, consumers instead of creators, observers instead of active participants. How can we change that?
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