Monday, 24 October 2016

Should Children’s Exposure to Whimsical Ideas be Limited?

Hello Bloggers! My name is Keegan and I debated about whether or not children’s exposure to whimsical ideas should be limited in order to effectively prepare them for adulthood. I was the opposition, so I didn’t want whimsical ideas to be limited for children. Personally I believed in opposition because if I had my ideas limited, I wouldn’t have any fun and nobody would be unique. If no one was unique, we would all be the same and nothing would be new.

Imagine that you couldn’t explore anything new and would get punished if you did! I don’t want that happening in a million years and you probably feel the same way. Two-hundred studies show that positive psychological well-being is linked with a lower risk of heart disease, as well as lower blood pressure. Children won’t know their full potential in life if they don’t have freedom to creativity and whimsy. They would just focus on studying the whole time and not have a memorable childhood. New generations will suffer from boredom, because their ideas will be limited!

Do you want a world of freedom or one of barriers? This is my personal opinion on whether or not children’s exposure to whimsical ideas should be limited in order to effectively prepare them for adulthood. Do you agree or disagree? Leave your opinions in the comments below! ↓

Imagination is the source of every form of human achievement. And it’s the one thing that I believe we are systematically jeopardizing in the way we educate our children and ourselves.

-Sir Ken Robinson

5 comments:

  1. Good Job! I thought it was awesome that you talked to your audience in a very bright way. You really did a good job on determining you're audience.

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  2. I like the line: "Do you want a word of freedom or one of barriers." I think it helps portray your message

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  3. I really liked that you added a picture the blog post! I'm going to start adding some in my blog posts to come. Thanks!

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  4. Don't worry, I feel you. This was a great blog post. The grammar was on spot, the way you ended was fabulous by asking for others opinion and you introduced the main idea in the beginning. You connected your facts to your opinion very well and had a very well written blog over all.

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  5. I agree, I don't think whimsical ideas should be limited for children. This would limit creativity, which is important for children and adults. Also who would determine how much and which content to limit? That would be taking away some of our freedom to think.

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