Children's Literature: The Dark Side?
April 7, 2012 4:44 AM Subscribe
When children's books first became inexpensive enough for average parents to buy, were they looked down upon as a technology which limits a child's imagination?
posted by fairmettle to education (6 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
In the course of debating the effect of technologies such as computers and video games on a child's development, I seem to remember hearing the argument that in Victorian times books were initially frowned upon because they limited a child's natural imagination. However, I can't seem to find any source for this and now wonder if it was only a figment of my own imagination. Were books ever considered bad for children?