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He Reads!

November 7th, 2011  |  by  |  Published in Uncategorized  |  3 Comments

I have on various occasions written of JP’s taste for both videogame playing and the use of e-readers, and described my at best ambivalent feelings about said pursuits.

Now, from the Demise of the Childhood Mind chronicles comes a story with a (relatively and likely temporary) happy ending: JP has become so engrossed with learning to read (on paper) that he has utterly forgotten about videogames and the Nook!

It’s kind of amazing, really: my child has forsaken Angry Birds in order to spend time reading the Biscuit book series. I didn’t expect this. I tended to think that the road into the world of electronic temptations ran but one way–down, my friends, down. Apparently not.

So, now, of an afternoon, instead of JP bitching that I don’t let him play his Nintendo DS enough, he’s bitching that I’m not reading enough books with him (and not playing enough chess, another obsession of late). This is good! My child still bitches–incessantly–but about things I believe are benevolent! Who knows how long it will last, but for the time being, I am pleased.

I will abstain for complaining for at least the next 24 hours.


Responses

  1. Lucy Kemnitzer says:

    November 7th, 2011at 1:29 pm(#)

    I should have told you this would happen. It always does, sooner or later. Videogames don’t detract from reading skills: they add to them.

  2. Liebodad says:

    November 8th, 2011at 10:14 pm(#)

    Well with the many plot twists and turns, can you blame him?

  3. Mitchell - Home Fitness Manual says:

    November 19th, 2011at 6:46 pm(#)

    Theodore,

    I know what you mean. My oldest daughter (she’s 6) is such a fan of the nook: she reads, she plays chess and even finishes an episode of angry birds every now and then. But, she actually uses it for what it essentially is, an e-reader. Weird, huh?

    -Mitchell

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