Which are better for children – electronic or printed stories? The answer is simply: BOTH! If they’re getting our children …
I confess that when it comes to using real tools with children, my first thoughts are always about the horrible things that could go wrong. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that for so many years I’ve been striving to keep my boys safe and away from dangerous situations.
“Arming” children with potentially harmful tools seems to go against the grain.
However, it’s all about perspective. The truth is children benefit enormously by using real tools and , with plenty of supervision, they can use tools safely.
Reading is often considered an indoor activity. However, there are no rules which state that reading can’t be an outdoor activity.
In fact, studies show that simply being outside in the natural environment can significantly reduce stress levels.
It’s time to take reading time outside!
It’s true! Hot glue guns are dangerous. The guns themselves can burn fingers as can the hot glue the guns produce.
Does this mean we shouldn’t give glue guns to children to use, under supervision? Do children benefit from using potentially harmful tools?
The truth is that everything, in one way or another, can be potentially harmful. If you’ve ever had a paper cut, you’ll know how painful that can be.
Raising and teaching children is a balancing act. It’s a continual challenge between balancing risk with challenge.
While hot glue guns are dangerous, they also present children with many valuable learning experiences.