We had an interesting conversation about this last night during Book Club.
Not sure how we got on this subject, but it went something like this:
"Boredom is good for children. It's the prelude to curiosity, and curiosity brings on creativity."
Then someone else added:
"I've read a study about how children are not learning 'problem solving skills' because with watching movies, video games, texting, Facebook.....They have little down time to get bored and figure things out for themselves."
I'm not quoting the two above perfectly, but that was the gist of it.
What do you think?