Thursday, January 20, 2011

Writer's Workshop - Too much after school stuff???

3.) It has been said that kids these days are pushed into too many extra-curricular activities and are not given the freedom to play and be bored and to use their imaginations. Is this true?

Is it true?? Yes and No...

I, for one, have never pushed any of my kids into doing/playing any sport.  HOWEVER... that being said, I have presented the sport in a favorable way so the child will want to play.
I believe sports are so important in a child early years.  It teaches coordination, confidence, cadence, sportsmanship, among a host of other great qualities.
Not to mention the amount of memories, fun and exercise a child gets from physical activity.

We don't really do other extra curricular things but sports... and I suppose the people that complain about kids being in too many things after school have a problem with music, math competitions, and spelling bees too...

Nowadays, with parents letting the stupid, idiot producing video gaming industry, babysit and desenstize their kids every. single. day... without a break... that music, sports or spelling would be a welcome respite.
I don't believe there are a bunch of "imaginative" gamers in the world...
Constantly killing people on an idiot box, pushing buttons incessantly isn't inspiring much imagination.

So am I a fan of extra curricular activity? HECK YEAH...
Especially if it takes the place of video games...

Is it that obvious that I am not a fan of video games??? LOL


  1. Hear, Hear! Agree with you 100% about video games...and love your blog...and your Italian-ness! Take care!

  2. I agree extra curricular activities are good within reason, but I also think it's important to let kids have down time to just relax and play on their own in creative ways--not only with video games. Video games are fun and certainly can entertain, but are like anything else--in moderation.


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