Published on January 15th, 2019 | by Alan Cross1
Worth repeating: “We Stopped Letting Our Kid Listen to Digital Music. You Should, Too”
I found this on a website called Fatherly. Read and discuss.
We live in an age of endless distraction. From our
phone our smart to speaker ,to tablet games for children and kid-friendly YouTube our world is defined by attention-grabbing devices and streaming shows, podcasts, movies, and interactive thingamabobs. It’s anxiety-inducing, sure, but for the most part, adults are used to it.
Kids, though? Not so much.
Their brains are growing and choosing between 101 TV shows just causes overload. Teaching kids the concepts of depth and focus isn’t something kids can learn in the outside world; they need to learn it within the safety of their home.
This lesson came to a head at my house over a great battle that occurred between our 19-month-old and a Bluetooth enabled smart speaker. Music, a medium that once required patience and focus, now, in digital form, allows all of us to just skip a track whenever we feel like it.
And it’s enough to drive kids and parents insane.
That’s just a taste. It’s definitely worth reading the rest.