I agree. Keeping children at a desk for hours on end is asking for trouble.
Last night, my son and I went to XBos. It’s like Chuck-E-Cheese but bigger and cooler. I sat at a table with my laptop, looking up information for an article, while my son and his friend were running around on the monstrously huge jungle gym. My son has a knack for getting a crowd going at these kinds of places. Within minutes a whole group of kids were chasing each other. I sat back and smiled, content my son was having fun.
Last fall, when my son was having a very rough time with his previous charter school “in the county of Kent”, there were rare moments of happiness for him. Once a week though, he would get very excited for a TV show called Back In The Game. This show was about a woman with a ten year old son who got divorced and moved back in with her dad. Continue reading Back In The Game