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Offline Reading

The goal of the three pages in this menu is to give caregivers, teachers, and children a context for offline reading in their life. The still building wave of digital content in our lives has far outpaced our brain's information processing and self-regulation abilities. 
This has created innumerable new opportunities for learning, social connections, and self-identities. It has also created a gulf of interpersonal and intergenerational norms in a species that is highly social and thrives on structure.
Most troublingly, it has created a large subset of people who have lost their engagement with life, unable to keep their head above water in the media flood, trapped by the fast-paced dopamine loops of digital media.
Reading, offline and independently, can help one take a mid-stroke breath in the media flood, regaining some calm and purpose before diving back into your screen. Perhaps one might even notice that soggy Penguin Classic bobbing about your ankles or that popular science hardcover treading water. While tech provides quantity and easy-on-the-brain visuals, offline texts are in most other ways better optimized for how our brains best learn.
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