Outside of the (Media) Box: Music and Kids' Imagination

December 15, 2014 8:23 PM

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These days we hear so much about the debate over whether too much screen time cuts into kids' ability to imagine. There's not much research about this - after all, how could you go about measuring imagination? - but it remains a hotly contested topic, nonetheless. That got me thinking about issue of children's imagination outside of the various boxes.

On a recent afternoon I was driving around somewhere and heard a fascinating segment on Boston's classical NPR station, WCRB. Host Lynnsay Maynard runs a feature on her afternoon show she calls, "What They're Saying." She goes up to a random person on the street or in Trader Joe's, plays a piece of ...

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