Ritu raises concerns about the children growing up in our digital age. When my sons were small, a paper and pen were always in the handbag. Waiting anywhere was occupied by drawing and later by playing word games, dots or hangman. Crayons, chalks and paper are the cheapest of toys… and the best of learning tools on so many levels.
Yes, I’m back on my educational soapbox!
You know I’m back to work when issues regarding school children start inspiring my posts!
Today, my gripe is grip.
I am horrified at the stages my children in nursery are at for many things… And I believe it is due to the way we live today, but the pencil grip, or lack of is worrying. I know we all talk about computers, consoles, tv and tablets nowadays lessening children’s physical exercise. This, to a huge extent, is responsible for a lot of overweight amd lazy children who hate to go outside.
That was a huge reason why I sided with my colleagues on not getting more technology in the nursery. After all, these children in with us for a mere 3 hours a day, and when at home, most of them are pretty adept at using…
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