Friday, February 8, 2013

Children learn life lessons from many places

Steven Jobs learned about creating computers from an unlikely source.  The founder of Apple attended a calligraphy class in college.  Later, in a commencement address at Stanford, he noted that the course taught him about beauty, history, and artistry.  How does that apply to computers?  Jobs further explained that without that class, he might never have realized that computer users might need a variety of proportionally-spaced fonts. 

Children also learn lessons from many different places - TV, laptops, tablets, music, and books. What life lessons might children learn by watching reruns of Andy Griffith’s series set in Mayberry?  That everyone has a motive that may not agree with our own.  That children are people, too.  That even the most bumbling character can become a hero.  That people are capable of more than you realize.  The list could go on and on.  Can you say the same thing for a modern TV series?  That’s why we need to sneak character education wherever we can so that children are barraged with good behavior whenever they turn on the TV, open a book, or listen to their music. 

What life lessons do children learn from advertisements?  That it’s okay to steal someone’s bag of chips or box of crackers?  That you can hit someone if you have a good reason?  Sometimes children learn that hard work results in realization of a goal, even if you are a Clydesdale!  Or that the best part of drinking a beverage is the person who is with you when you brew it.  Children learn life lessons from advertisements as much as they learn from the programming.

Finally, what life lessons do children learn from EnteleTrons™ books?  That sometimes you need to step away from a problem to gain perspective (Where’s Green?).  That when you work together, the job becomes easier (Oxygen Finds Friends).  And that change is inevitable, so we need to be flexible (What’s the Matter?) Each book in the EnteleTrons™ series develops a valuable life lesson.
Join the movement to create a caring, considerate next generation that is ready to tackle tough academic problems and can also appreciate individual differences.  Start your children on The EnteleTrons™ series today for a better tomorrow.

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