Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Weird day

...for Blogger.

¿Que pasa, Blogger?
¿Donde estan mis entradas en mi blog?
¿Porque, porque?

While Blogger is being a traitor, here's a quote I wanna share (which is also in my Twitter if you read the sidebar of this blog). Not only TV, but also computer games and hand held devices take away significant reading time from today's kids. Just the other day I couldn't help saying how expensive a PSP was...and not just in terms of the one time shelling out when you get one from a store--your time drains away too. Imagine the many hours one could spend mesmerized by a video game when instead one could be reading, getting creative, learning an instrument, studying, talking with friends and family, or even sleeping and eating? (Yes, addiction could deprive you of even the basic needs.) So before getting any time consuming entertainment technology consider what you'll be spending in terms of time too. Life's too short.

Oh, and here's the quote (I don't have the name of who said it though):

“TV. If kids are entertained by two letters, imagine the fun they'll have with twenty-six. Open your child's imagination. Open a book.”


lachrymose said...

I love the quote. Did you know that I didn't know much about our own child ren's literature until I studied about them? I also thougt they were very expensive... But I'm making sure my younger cousins, nieces, nephews, and god children know about them. I always include a book whenever I buy them gifts for christmas or any other occasion... Btw, sorry I wasn't able to watch your show. Something came up. Next time ayt!

petrufied said...

Hi Gee! Great to hear from you! I'll invite you again when we have another show. You're right...children's books are expensive! Actually books in general. Lucky us, we have Adarna and OMF lit, among other publishers, who publish really great children's lit that's good for the pocket too.

Keep buying your cousins, nieces, nephews and god-children books! Maybe someday you can give them one with your by-line on it ;D