Posts Tagged With: kids

Science Fiction Byte

OK, I haven’t given you any awesome links lately. (But, in my defense, I did move everything I accumulated for fourteen years out of my old home and into a new one.) So here you go!

Sometimes science seems like it’s made up, doesn’t it? For instance, according to this TED talk, we read each others’ minds (seriously):

If you don’t believe that, you might be cynical, and it may cause dementia! Stupid News Network reports about the Finnish study that may make you want to look on the bright side more:

http://thestupidnewsnetwork.com/2014/05/28/cynicism-may-lead-to-dementia

One thing that would make us all feel a lot more positive as parents, especially if we have passed our geeky tendencies to our kids, is more science-focused entertainment for kids. The Southern Geek tells us all about that in his vlog:

http://geekalabama.com/2014/05/28/the-southern-geek-vlog-episode-14-there-needs-to-be-a-kid-friendly-science-show

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Whining About Getting My Kids To Read

There’s just too much more that interests them. Even when I cut off all TV and other electronic stimulus, they prefer to do other things. They prefer to write books rather than read them. They have a mountain of books to choose from and I buy more all the time. I can make them listen to me read to them if I force them, or I can bribe them to read with something they want. The second only works temporarily if at all.

Unless.

If there is a book they see and want and I go get it for them, they read it right away. Sometimes they read it over and over again. This happens sporadically and I can’t seem to force it.

I wonder if this might have something to do with the amount of information available to them and an instinctive need to filter it. Does that make sense?

What do you think? Do you have the same issues? What do you do about it?

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