From July 11, 2012
Three years ago, I blogged about technology, and while so much
of it still rings true, I realize that each year, younger children are
accessing technologies, and we need to attend to what this means for your
I will digress with a bit of history. When my twins were turning
thirteen, we were purchasing their first cell phone. There was no camera, no
internet and no texting. It was a phone. The intended purpose for them to have
a cell phone was for those moments when they were out and about; they had an
easy way to reach us.
From October 25, 2009
I have always been
a fan of Amelia Bedelia. She’s a
character in a children’s book, and she takes life very literally. My favorite
scene in one of her books occurred when she was playing baseball. She was on
third base, and the next batter hit the ball. Her teammates told her to run
home, so Amelia Bedelia ran to her
house. Little did I know back when I was first reading about Amelia’s escapades
that many of the children I work with live life much like Amelia’s character.
social reasoning difficulties often communicate very literally.