I was just noticing something the other day and that was the fact that children today have different ways of entertaining themselves. So different from when I was a child (okay that WAS a long time ago)….but even since my own children used to play.
So I was wondering……
and what about little girls walking down the street with a doll carriage and their precious baby inside?
and where are the children playing ‘hide and seek?…..
and what about the little girls with a skipping rope? ..remember ‘double dutch’?
and playing in the school yard with their friends ?(we used to play with a ball or two against the bricks)
Maybe there are still some children that do these things, but I haven’t been able to see any. This is where I guess I mention that the electronic toys have taken over. Not just computer games, but the I phones, the Tablets that have games on them also but of course the television itself. Even some of the younger children want to use these things instead of their imagination. I realize there are some parents that try to insure their child goes outside for a while, but I’m not sure what they do, because I don’t see them doing any of the fun things that we used to do.
In the summer, there are many summer camps that offer more creativity, but not all families can afford this. Granted in the winter there is hockey, but it’s all organized now…not played on rinks flooded on the school grounds. In the summer there is baseball and soccer, but again they are all organized it seems and not too much just played for fun.
Isn’t there some way we can get imagination and plain old fun back into our children’s lives?