Breadbaking as a meaning-giving experience
The pedagogicalProfessor Ernst Schuberth shows in his apartment on a mill that is in the kitchen - and tells a story of a granddaughter shortly before school readiness. "For them, there was nothing better than grinding the grain with the mill, mixing the ingredients, kneading the dough ... and finally there was the bread with butter and salt on the table - a full, rich, sensual experience. " Such experiences are waiting for children on every corner of life: therefore, baking bread has nothing to do with nostalgia, but can be one of many steps for children to develop well.
Tablets do not convey cognitive abilities
It is precisely these kinds of real experiences that cheat small children when parents believe that programs such as the Teletubbies provide "first cognitive abilities," as the BpB writes on their website.
The opposite is the case as soon as the "connection with reality" suffers, as Ernst Schuberth explains: "If a little child has not received enough training in his movements and sensory perceptions, later on he will be less able to control thought processes with the will. But what I have done with the hand and my own body is immediately reflected in the brain. Every movement and every sensation alters the structure of the brain, which is exactly the cognitive development that a child has to perform. "
The responsibility of the parents
Prof. Thomas Fischer can only agree with these statements. He has studied the world in many facets and completed three subjects (Business Economics, Law and Psychology). Since 2011, he is a lecturer in management psychology at the University of Applied Sciences of the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland. Therefore, he has an overview of where one-sided developments in childhood lead and says: "My concern is that digitization does not give children enough room to really get physically involved in life. It's much easier to put a child in front of the flickering box than to walk outside with him in the woods, where you can pick up a pinecone and throw it away. At the beginning of life, motor schemas are built up neurophysiologically, the great connections in the brain. This results in a considerable responsibility for the parents: I can not sit in front of the computer all the time and expect my children to play happily without electronics. The kids want what daddy and mom do. If the adults are constantly on the iPhone, the child will try to imitate this behavior. "
Help from the picture newspaper
In this question, Fischer gets help from an amazing corner. The Bild-Zeitung also cares about the well-being of the children who are growing up in the digital age. It puts in a header on the 09. September 2014 the question:
"When does my child need a smartphone? Before the third birthday, no child should get a mobile device in their hands - not even that of the parents. "
Digital worlds are surrogates
Conclusion: Children under three years have nothing to look for. Finished, finished. This also applies to tablets, smartphones and all other gadgets, which are supposedly indispensable to children in the digital age.
The misconception that the earlier children wipe tablets, the better prepared they are to later use digital media efficiently. Anyone who claims that overlooks a crucial difference: Digital worlds are not real worlds. They are a surrogate, a substitute for real experiences in reality.
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