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(Opposing Views)   It's official, American kids prefer plastic to nature   ( opposingviews.com) divider line
    More: Sad, Toys R Us, toy store, nature  
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8515 clicks; posted to Main » on 26 Oct 2013 at 1:12 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-10-26 01:21:54 AM  
2 votes:
I read that three times, and it seems like they're getting their premise from a commercial for a toy store... But that can't be right.
2013-10-26 01:15:33 AM  
2 votes:
We should totally trust CompanionAnimalPsychology.com.  They sound legit.
2013-10-26 02:05:19 AM  
1 vote:

WxGuy1: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I read that three times, and it seems like they're getting their premise from a commercial for a toy store... But that can't be right.

This. It's a farking commercial for Toys R Us. Of course it would be done such that kids would go crazy when told that they're going to Toys R Us for a free toy.  This is one of the more perplexing "articles" I've seen lately.

It's even more retarded than that.  The actual ARTICLE itself references a scientific study (as opposed to a commercial for a shiatty retailer) that says kids DON'T prefer plastic to nature - they spent more time playing with the wildlife when presented the option than the toys.

Stupid headline is stupid.
2013-10-26 01:40:43 AM  
1 vote:
Yeah they would have reacted the same way if the "field guide" said free bunnies!
2013-10-26 01:30:58 AM  
1 vote:
Well, yeah, when you hover over kids when out-of-doors, freak out when they get a little dirt or mud on them, and never allow them out of your sight, they may just pick up on that. Outside = too much trouble.

Not that I've been awesome at introducing my kids to nature, though. Gotta do better.
2013-10-26 01:22:31 AM  
1 vote:
You mean kids *aren't* excited at the prospect of playing with sticks and leaves?? Shocking!
2013-10-26 01:22:15 AM  
1 vote:
So we're doing psychology research in a Toys R' Us commerical?

I didn't know research was just this easy! Next week I'll find the cure for a cold using Craig's List.
2013-10-26 01:14:07 AM  
1 vote:
Pretty sure that isn't unique to American kids, subs.
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