Kia Ora ladies and gentlegeeks,
It’s Labour weekend, and sunny. I gotta go have yummy family time or at least get my sorry self into a shower, but first, I must express my gratitude to all the kind young mamas-to-be who have been enquiring about participating in research.
I was just hanging washing and reflecting on the generosity and curiosity of these familiar strangers. I’m an ol’ hippy from way back and I’d describe my vibe as :Feeling the love.
Tell you what though, my beautiful moment was marred by the realisation that I didn’t have sunscreen on my arms and that is reckless behaviour.
Thanks to colleagues at OHbaby!, Plunket, KiwiParent, Family Times, and Tots to Teens, and the Brainwave Trust … also thanks to my buddy Nathan. What are these lovelies up to? They are helping to spread the word the research project I’m part of at the University of Canterbury.
Which circles me back to the warmth and gratitude I’m feeling toward the young women who have reached out via email… Arohanui x x x
Anyway, if I may return to the business of this blog and do a quick link dump? Then I’ll go rip into Labour Weekend.
First up: this link will take you to a well researched, well written article about kids and tech, by Keryn O’Neil at Brainwave. Kia Ora.
And teacher friends … look at this exceptional blog about teaching media literacy to students. It’s called Four Moves, it’s all about fact checking, and it’s the work of Mike Caulfield, in the Pacific Northwest of the USA, but I’m going to leave you to check that fact. Labour Weekend, etc., that’s why.
This is an interesting finding, from The Conversation in Australia, about how teens who don’t play organised sport seem to be pretty much as active as their pals who do. Although perhaps those findings wouldn’t apply to the young uns described in this story from the Guardian, about overuse of video games.
And I cannot get enough of this podcast. I adore Dolly Parton (remind me to tell you the story about the time I saw her at Nashville airport TRUE STORY) and I love Radiolab so this is a win.
PS GO THE MIGHTY ALL BLACKS.