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Entries in Montessori and technology (2)

Tuesday
Dec062011

Video Games - Brain Development

Ah...'Tis the Season!

If you are thinking of buying video games for your children...consider some of the research.

Video games can be good for manual dexterity and computer literacy, however, research indicates they can affect (and even stunt) the process of certain brain development - in particular, the frontal lobes - the areas of the brain associated with learning, memory, emotion, and impulse control. 

So what’s one alternative to video games (and might we add, television)? 

Go outside...play with friends and explore!  

 Here's an excellent article on early childhood brain development. Another reason to choose a Montessori environment for your child! 

 

Friday
Jul162010

This could be dangerous to your health!

Are you a Googling, Tweeting, texting crazy or wannabe?  How about your children?

Check out this article on SLATE: http://www.slate.com/id/2224932/#

Even if you or your children are not, best to be prepared for when to say: "No", "Sorry, that's not going to happen...", or "Not here, not now, not then, not nowhere..." (Okay Montessorians, what is wrong with what was just written?)