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Philadelphia School Goes 'Unplugged'

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Want to know a secret? Some of the tech world's biggest gurus are sending their own kids to schools with no computers. They're called Waldorf Schools, and they are unplugged on purpose.

Fox, 29's Karen Hepp visited a Waldorf in our area where they think children should explore without a tablet in their hands

Philadelphia's Waldorf school is in Mount Airy, the philosophy isn't just low tech, it's no tech no computers, no batteries, nothing that beeps- it's totally unplugged.

One of the most obvious differences toys, no electronics, no beeps, felt, real wood, pinecones, nature table, play station, marble roll, balance beam, arrange furniture hang out in.

The absence of media, not even technology kids are relentlessly marketed to from the time born, supermarket, movies on yogurt, this school had none of that.

The Waldorf philosophy is to let the natural world be the playground to explore and create and imagine put the good stuff in get the good stuff out literally.

Waldorf is becoming especially popular in tech savvy communities. The parents aren't haters, they just think young children learn best without all the bells and whistles.

So what's it all cost? Waldorf Philadelphia about $12,000, half of their kids get financial aid.

There are also schools in Kimberton, Chester County, and Princeton, N.J.

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