Hillary at Toys Naturally sent this wonderful poem. She was inspired and wrote it in response to the article I posted on iPadding Toddlers When is Too Soon and a few other posts I have previously shared on the topic of screen time for young children.
I have added photos to the text of the poem to share with you. The poem and photos emphasizes the importance of play and interactions with real objects for real learning and healthy early brain development.
The printable for this week explains the valuable difference play makes.
I read a tweet and saw a blog
Young minds, affected, in a fog
Television, switched on all day
Destroying childhood, killing play
My wee one was a protected flower?
I thought some more and then said why?
No TV a few days c’mon-let’s try
Instead played blocks and had some fun
Out came play dough and some books
Lots of cuddles and a few funny looks
Bottomless pretend tea and cookies to share
On goes music and we go grooving
Wow yes it’s true our brains, improving
To play, to share, to have a yack.
As I chop and cook a dinner for 3
Enjoy Sharing and Have FUN!
The Brain Development Series was developed with all of these scene in mind. Each packet is filled with ways to easily provide this opportunity for every child and family ... and the best thing is... it works into your busy everyday life!