The world has become full of technology and it is robbing our children of their childhood. Parents believe it is beneficial for their children to become tech-savvy, but they must remember that there is a time and place for everything.
Children need to play and use their imagination to develop into healthy, intelligent, balanced adults. Play is a way for children to challenge themselves.
Let me see how fast I can run, how far I can climb, how hard it is to pull myself up are questions that can be answered through play.
When imagination is added to play, a child asks the question: "What if?" That question gave us electricity, telephones, indoor plumbing, refrigeration, flight, rockets, computers and man walking on the moon.
Our children are becoming addicted to technology. They no longer use their imaginations and they don't have the energy to play outdoors for any length of time. They become bored easily because they do not know how to use their imaginations.
Parents think they are helping their children when they give them technology at a young age.
But they are forgetting that all of the major inventions of our time came from people who did not have cable TV and, as children, played outdoors, explored their world, and used their imaginations by asking the question: "What if?"
Frazier is after-school director at Point Harmony Third Base.