KIDS AND VIDEO GAMES

KIDS AND VIDEO GAMES

I don’t think it is appropriate for a child younger than 6 to have much screen time. Some would respond to this that we are doing our children a disservice not exposing them to all of the computer gadgets that are now central to adult…

DOWN TIME WITHOUT SCREEN TIME

DOWN TIME WITHOUT SCREEN TIME

Why do we put our children in front of the television?  Probably because we are exhausted from work, traffic, paying bills, etc. We all deserve some downtime to ourselves, but too much screen time can impair a child’s development. So what do we do? Children…

IMPORTANCE OF PLAY

IMPORTANCE OF PLAY

Play is the most natural promoter of intellectual growth, literacy, creativity, imagination,  and social/emotional development.  If you ever observe a classroom dominated by rote memory, flash cards or adult directed instruction methods, you won’t see the same level of curiosity, motivation, attention span or complexity…