Hillary Crowley 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.
Photos have been added to the text of the poem to share with you.
The poem and photos emphasizes the importance of play and interactions with people and real objects for learning and healthy early brain connections!
The printable 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 scenes 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 perfectly during your busy everyday life!