2017年9月16日托福独立写作范文：Children rely too much on the technology, like computers, smart phones, video games for fun and entertainment. Playing simpler toys or playing outside with friends would be better for children’s development. (17.09.16)
a.放松心情：和小伙伴们可以一起去公园，一起打球放松心情，distract them from 紧张的学习生活中。
b.锻炼身体：可以锻炼身体游泳等活动，这些会比keep sedentary 在电脑电视前面有益于健康。
Since the game Angry Birds went viral on the Internet, passed away at the age of young people, the negative effective to young children has been worried by most educators and parents. They relied too much on technological products for fun and entertainment, which has already caused severe problems. If I were parents, I would limited the time my kids spent on those “technology” and pushed them to play with simpler toys or hang out with friends.
The first reason must be the good of their health. Playing games on smartphones or computers means that the children have to stare at the electronic screen for a long time. The radiation these devices give off is harmful for human vision. Plus, due to their young age, their visual system is not entirely developed enough to bear the radiation. It will probably result in visual fatigue and thus cause shortsightedness. However, playing with simpler toys or with friends can avoid this potential harm. Doing some sports outside with friends such as running and playing soccer is good for children’s physical development. Evidently, regular outdoor exercise is an effective way to boost adolescent growth.
Moreover, playing with friends helps develop social and communication skills. When they hang out with friends, both listening and expressing is necessary in a harmonious friendship. In the process, one will understand the importance of exchanging ideas and cooperation and will also learn how to express themselves in a more effective way, which plays a vital role in one’s future life and career. That is why those kids who only stay at home and play games on computers alone lose the opportunity to interact with others and thus become unsociable.
Granted, getting knowledge by VR or AR is awesome in today’s smartphone. Many apps designed for education are present as games to children, which can, to some degree, motivate their curiosity, creativity and interest. In fact, the children won’t learn something as we expect. Most children ask their parents to buy the iPad in the name of study but actually for entertainment. Thus, encouraging them to hang out with friends will promise that they are more likely to learning something for real.
To conclude, playing with simpler toys or with friends is much better than staring at the screen of computers and playing games. It not only benefits the children’s physical growth but also helps foster interpersonal skills.(399 words)
Today, with the popularization of personal electronic products such as computers and smart phones, children spend their spare time in the virtual world for entertainment. Many people, especially people of middle age, argue that playing outside with friends or with simple toys would be better for children's development. As a young man born in the digital age, I agree with this point of view. My reasons are listed as follows:
First, there are social researches showing those children who spend most of their spare time on computers or smart phones have a weaker sociability than other children. The communication online is totally different than that occurs in the real world. It's less limited, simpler and usually short-term. Children usually talk with a netizen for temporary happiness and seldom intend to keep along term relationship online and they don't need to care about the social situation in the relationship, which is much more complex in the real world.Once children are accustomed to such simplified ways of communication, they will feel uncomfortable when communicating with real people. On the other hand,children who usually play with their friends are possible to be faced with conflict, thus they learn to solve the problem through communication. Thus，playing with friends better helps children form sociability than playing with machines.
Second, exposed to the alternative information on the internet, which may contain violence and fakeness, children are more susceptible than adults and are not able to judge. There are many children in my country that imitate dangerous behaviors that they have seen on YouTube and get injured. In other cases, some children become violent when they grow up. As a double-edged sword, information technology brings us not only access to copious knowledge, but also access to darkness. Spending more time in real world learning about this society helps children to build a more solid view of the world, and become less vulnerable to the dark information. Hence, playing in real world gives children the ability of judgement and avoid danger from the internet.
Last but not least, much like real relationships,games in the physical world are much more complicated and copious than those in digital world. Thus, children can understand the natural world comprehensively through their interaction. During my childhood, I enjoyed watching a TV documentary "Discovery" from which I learned a lot about nature.However, the sense of curiosity and adventure I felt when I was playing in the natural park with my friend is much stronger and more vivid. That's because the real nature contains much information including smell, visual, aural and tactile, while through the TV I couldn't get such comprehensive feeling. Real world games and their physical environment give children a comprehensive understanding of the nature.
In conclusion, though technology brings children a new way of entertainment, playing in the real world is irreplaceable. It creates a real situation for children to understand the world and learn to live in the society.