Kia Ora my friends
Today I’ll quickly do what I usually, traditionally do. That is: to consolidate a variety of links of interest to today’s nerdy family enthusiast. A one-stop shop for the modern overthinker.
I’ve been a bit derailed of late, and that is how life goes. Bear with: I will return to the campaign to free children from the tyranny of cellphones, but until then, enjoy some links. Here they come, no particular order!
What Ho! We begin with a couple of articles about screens! Here is information about the Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood’s annual screen free week, and won’t you please read this article in which the writer describes being without her smartphone and draws attention to MoodOff Day. Right on!!!
No doubt: tech may have benefits but there are oh-so many ways she oversteps her bounds in the lives of families. Check out this story from Germany.
Next up: an article to file under “I cannot believe this is a concept that needs defending” – it’s about the need to protect what Americans call recess. We’d call it playtime. Anyway – the article is from the Atlantic and here it is. Speaking of Americans, one of my favourite gals on the globe shared this link with me this morn. It’s the 5 Phrases that can Change Your Child’s Life. Love it! Thanks, MInne. x
Here is a very useful summary of Attachment Theory, in an article from the New York Times, and WHAT THE WHAT? Trees talk to each other and recognise their offspring. Science said so!
Two more: this is a super cool PDF about Play from the Alliance for Childhood (the book on their homepage looks wicked cool) and this is about marketing food to children (as in, let’s not).
That’s all for now my geeky friends. It’s AUTUMNAL out there, and I wanna be in it.