The Messy Truth About Kids’ Screen Time

A recent article in the NY Times has raised the issue of screen time and specifically a reflection after this prolonged and enforced period of exposure for children as part of their ongoing education. The conclusion that “screen time or technology can be good for children but also bad” does leave the reader slightly confused.…

A Packed Schedule Doesn’t Really ‘Enrich’ Your Child

For a long time, if one could afford it, parents were hell bent on filling a child’s “free time” with as many activities as possible. However, according to this New York Times article when the pandemic rescheduled our lives “parents were left scrambling to fill vast hours of unscheduled time…and keeping children engaged became the…

American schools teach reading all wrong

Reading is probably the most important part of education and one that opens up the world to any child able to access reading materials. Reading helps develop other related skills, such as grammar, vocabulary, and writing; the usage of phonics is the best way to teach children how to read. However, according to The Economist…

Los riesgos de la sobreexposición a la tecnología en menores

Tras dieciocho meses de pandemia, estamos viendo el resultado en los niños de haber tenido completa libertad con los dispositivos digitales. Desgraciadamente el uso “excesivo” de lo que en su momento era imprescindible para seguir con la educación desde casa, ahora empieza a pasar factura cambiando el comportamiento del niño, alertando a los padres de…

Is Education No Longer the ‘Great Equalizer’?

Back in 1848 Horace Mann, a pioneer of state funded education in the United States claimed that education was the “great equalizer of the conditions of men.” In this article in the NY Times the author states that, in spite of leading indicators of increased education across all racial groups in the US as well…