15 March 2011
High Tech Toys for Boys
The most important thing we've learned,
So far as children are concerned,
Is never, never, NEVER let
Them near your television set -
Or better still, just don't install
The idiotic thing at all.
They sit and stare and stare and sit
IT ROTS THE SENSES IN THE HEAD!
IT KILLS IMAGINATION DEAD!
HIS BRAIN BECOMES AS SOFT AS CHEESE!
HIS POWERS OF THINKING RUST AND FREEZE!
'What used the darling ones to do?
'How used they keep themselves contented
Before this monster was invented?'
'Have you forgotten? Don't you know?
We'll say it very loud and slow:
Since I was in middle school myself, I've loved Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I still love it, and what the song says is true - reading used to be much more popular among children. So I will read to my boys as much as I can.
And besides reading? Well, I have a few recommendations for those of you looking for "high tech toys:"