Oy. Kids and screens.

February 18, 2019


It was a glorious sunny day, and after nap I showed some of the children the gorgeous shadows on the snow. I thought it mi*t be interesting to time-lapse their movement, since we had recently learned about the solar system.

I set up the iPad, but then started the conversation about the real world. (It’s useful to know that there are some construction materials out back.)

Me: “See that bit of tubing sticking out of the ground? It’s in the sun now, but in a little bit it will be in the tree’s shadow?”

Children, crowding around the iPad: “What?”

Me: “Out there. On the ground. Where I’m pointing”

Children, pressing closer to the iPad: “Where?”

Me: “Out. There. In the WORLD.” (Tapping glass)

Children: “What?”

Me: Shuts iPad with a snap.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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2 Responses to “Oy. Kids and screens.”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Ha! The “real world”? You’re such a dinosaur 😉

    Just the other week I told my students that they were turning me into a grumpy old man because I’m always on their backs about manners.


  2. Kris Said on:

    Don’t even get me started!


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