Learning with Your Child

Zahir Aileen writes [es] on Las netas de Mamá [Mom's babies] how are children currently learning:

el problema no es lo que ven, escuchan, o viven tal cual, sino que no estén acompañados o que no haya una persona que seleccione correctamente lo que es prudente conocer a cada edad y que les explique cada duda que ellos tengan. ¿Han notado también que los niños están dejando de vivir plenamente su niñez como es deseable? ¿Cuantos pequeños actúan ya como adultos y dejan de lado la inocencia y alegría con la que se supone deben de crecer?

The problem is not whtat they see, listen or live, but that they are by themselves or without someone who can correctly select what is appropriate for them to learn at every age and who can explain them every doubt they have. Have you also noticed that children are not anymore living their childhood to the fullest as ideal? How many children act as adults and leave aside the innocence and happiness they are supposed to grow up with?

Among the solutions she suggests, we have:

¿Qué tal si en vez de estar pendiente del celular le prestas más atención a lo que está haciendo tu hijo? ¿O si eres un fanático de la tecnología, ¿Por qué no le enseñas cosas útiles con ellas?, es decir enseñale cosas útiles usando los videos o programas diseñados para el desarrollo intelectual del niño pero no los dejes abandonados con el aparato sino comparte el momento.

What if instead of being aware of your cell phone you pay more attention to what your child is doing? Or if you are a technology  enthusiast, why don't you teach them useful things with it? I mean, teach them useful things with videos or programs designed for the child's intellectual maturity, but don't leave them on their own with the device, share the moment with them.

This post was part of the fourth #LunesDeBlogsGV [Monday of blogs on GV] on May 26, 2014.

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