This weekend a YouTube video was in the news. The video shows a two year old listening to her Daddy read her a bedtime story. He is active duty military and deployed while she is growing up every day. The video is touching as she claps her hands while he reads her a book on the screen.
I was with a group of au pairs this weekend at a William and Mary college football game. One had an interesting question. "Why is it that you Americans love this game so much"? It started me wondering. Why are some things so enduring to Americans?
Do you send your children to school with their lunch? I do.
My children have never bought lunch at school. I think they are a little intimidated about walking through the line and they would rather talk to their friends at the table than spend time waiting in line. Lunch is all about "friend" time for them.
I spent last week taking care of my brother's 4 and 3 year old at the beach along with my children. I love the beach and I love spending a week each summer soaking up the warmth, reading a book under the umbrella, and watching kids have the time of their lives in the sand and waves.
It starts in infancy. The toys of today are basically all computers. Push a button, hear a cow moo. Push another and hear how an “A” sounds. Computers are a part of our life and it starts earlier than you think. My kids started playing on a real computer at age 2. I bet many of your kids started even earlier than that.