Monday, February 4, 2013

Einstein feared “a generation of idiots."

Recently I was in a yogurt shop after school and I couldn’t help noticing how so many kids were plugged into a device. Whether they were with friends or younger children with their parents, I was sad to see so little face-to-face interaction. Einstein worried about such things when he said, ” I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.”  I did not smile when I saw this photo with the caption “Having dinner with your best friend.”

Parents— please know that the most important thing you can do is to talk with your children. Children acquire the robust vocabularies they need to be successful readers, through face-to-face conversations. Children who are spoken to are primed to acquire strong literacy skills.

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