That ended my date-gatherings with my grandson on Skype. It was when I was very far away, and I had to sit with him – either I got sick, or my daughter had to leave somewhere urgently. Yes, and I sat with him. Grandmother in the window so so. But now I’m there! And all three of my children happily attacked such gorgeous possibilities. And I do not mind helping them – each in its own way.
The best friend is a tablet?
The grandson with whom I sat in Skype lives the closest. Because sometimes I take away from school. Sitting with him for a long time – hours to ten in the evening. Well, I tried to prepare him a whole program from the very first moment. Skipped in front of him, as she could. But then I realized that my grandson was hopelessly uninteresting. For about five minutes, for decency, he made eyes at me and turned right. To your tablet.
The next day I tried to get him interested in something boyish. About the Great Patriotic War, watched the movie. She told about the feat of Alexander Matrosov. Impressed. But not for long. Then I saw only the back of my grandson, or occasionally exclamations of discontent – so I lost.
Once his gadget was discharged, and we put it on charge (on the floor). And what? My boy fell to his knees, arched his back like a cat, and continued his studies. Neither eat nor walk or talk! Peeked what he was doing there. Here are some of the names of the games, as in the photo.
Did I think about this, agreeing to sit with my grandson? I thought that we would go there, go here, we would walk, develop. That is, she wanted with him, as with her children. After all, they grew up in me wonderful people ….
Upset? Well, yes, slightly. But doing something is necessary. How to tear a child away from a small thing in which it fits all without a trace? For him, a seven-year-old, nothing else existed. It became noticeable that he was not just not interested in anything. He really can not live without a tablet – otherwise it starts breaking.
I’m not the type to watch my grandson die. I thought for a long time and realized that he did not have enough attention and communication, so he found all this in the face of the gadget. Anything, we will tear off from dependence.
Will I not be able to come up with something that he doesn’t know, that he doesn’t know, that he would like to know, that he would be terribly surprised?
And found! It was a photo gallery with images of various real life moments. Fly ordinary close up. Beetle in an unusual perspective. A bird frozen in an unusual flight …
A lot of them! Themes are different. Photos so delighted that I myself watched several times, and could not see enough. Did the grandson like this living, real, so close and so simultaneously distant world? Not that word! After all, I didn’t just show him all this beauty taken by a talented photographer, but I told him what was there and who. Next time I will take him to the same gallery. I will show how interesting photo collages can be.
I am sure that such a pastime is much more useful for a child. He and the world will know, and communicates with us adults, and less busy with the computer. The main thing – he lives in real life and not invented (which he already dreams of) life. There is another aspect – what if a boy, having looked at it, will he choose the profession of a photographer or a biologist?
I wrote there in the title that I ousted the grandson from the company. No, not at all. At home he is still fighting. And when she comes to me, we look at something with him. He is now on vacation, and we often go to different playgrounds. Here he finds new friends, jumps, develops. I played with one toy for little children (top) with such pleasure that I thought – yes, it is necessary to offer such things to him.
By the way, they were somehow at the site of 3 hours, and he never remembered his killer friend. Yes, this is what I call the gadget any … If you ever leave the child alone with him, and ignore the baby for a long time, he will be captivated. The attention of those who receive good money.
How do you discourage your children and grandchildren from the ubiquitous invaders, gadgets?