Disconnect to Connect
Back then, the only "electronic" thing my grandparents owned was a T.V. and a typewriter. Neither of these appealed to me because there was a magical world out there waiting to be discovered .......
When I was little, every other weekend I would go to my grandparent's farm to visit them. Back then, the only "electronic" thing my grandparents owned was a T.V. and a typewriter. Neither of these appealed to me because there was a magical world out there waiting to be discovered whose adventures far outweighed sitting in a couch watching T.V. Instead, I would build forts with sticks, make bouquets from the flower garden, stomp on puddles, climbs trees and pick out fruits. My toys were endless and my imagination had no limits.
Building something as simple as a tree house encourages kids to go outside.
Today, I look around and see that kids play with only one toy, a tablet, and sometimes (there are some educational games) the only thing in their head that they exercise is their eyes. We are robbing them of growing their creative minds. We don't need to have a farm or live in a small town, we may just need a patio with a few trees. Let them run outside, breath in some fresh air, build a tree house, plant a seed, and eat some dirt. We may just need to have them disconnect to connect with what really matters, their creative confidence.