Computers can be helpful, but children still need hands-on learning.
So how do you move forward?
Does your child think that if they can’t google something on the computer then the information isn’t important or valid? Many of our children today are not experiencing the simple, yet essential, activities of life that previous generations were immersed in. For example; the dynamics of properly cleaning a window, changing a flat tire, building a fire, or weeding a garden.
Computers can give kids head knowledge for an activity, but they can’t help with the kinesthetics or the actual doing of an activity. Author of the book “Last Child in The Woods” Richard Louv has coined the terms “nature deficit disorder” and “cultural autism” for cloistered computer geeks. Could these terms describe your child’s behavior issues? If so, get them moving!
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