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what kids used to do
09-09-2014, 07:41 AM #1
ocker1 Member
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not a gimmickie phone or an I paddy thingie in sight

İmage
09-09-2014, 09:15 AM #2
DaJavoo If looks could kilt
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Wonder what's bitin'? cheers.gif
09-09-2014, 10:47 AM #3
ocker1 Member
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did a bit more on it

İmage
09-09-2014, 11:35 AM #4
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Very serene and tranquil. Great colors, fall is fast approaching.

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09-09-2014, 02:20 PM #5
bohica Member
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At our upstate compound, a 5 year old boy was in danger of becoming a digital zombie.
This Spring I took him into the garden and had him plant some potatoes, corn, and giant Sunflowers.
As the season progressed, he became more interested in the progress, and when we harvested the potatoes, he told his teacher about how it is done. (He lives in NYC and goes to PS 41. He is now the resident expert on farming in his 1st grade classroom).
Last November I bought him a "beginner" fishing rod and reel, and he's also very interested in fishing. ( I was certainly glad the Sunfish hit quickly, as fishing can be pretty boring for a 5 year old if nothing happens).
Kids will be kids, and these days with both parents working, and usually the grandparents working too, it can be very easy to allow electronic media to be the adult in the room.
I intend to teach our Grand Daughter all I can about how Mother Earth works, as it is, in my opinion, essential knowledge.

I'm in my seventh decade on Earth. I know things.
09-09-2014, 02:27 PM #6
Ruby Wolf Member
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Technology is destroying our harmonious existence with nature...

İmage

İmage
09-09-2014, 02:34 PM #7
Octo Mother Superior
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Getting my kids computers is probably the best material things I gave them as they have used them wisely as the tools they are.

They grew up playing in the woods with friends, sticks and stones though.
09-09-2014, 02:36 PM #8
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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(09-09-2014, 02:20 PM)bohica Wrote:  At our upstate compound, a 5 year old boy was in danger of becoming a digital zombie.
This Spring I took him into the garden and had him plant some potatoes, corn, and giant Sunflowers.
As the season progressed, he became more interested in the progress, and when we harvested the potatoes, he told his teacher about how it is done. (He lives in NYC and goes to PS 41. He is now the resident expert on farming in his 1st grade classroom).
Last November I bought him a "beginner" fishing rod and reel, and he's also very interested in fishing. ( I was certainly glad the Sunfish hit quickly, as fishing can be pretty boring for a 5 year old if nothing happens).
Kids will be kids, and these days with both parents working, and usually the grandparents working too, it can be very easy to allow electronic media to be the adult in the room.
I intend to teach our Grand Daughter all I can about how Mother Earth works, as it is, in my opinion, essential knowledge.

hi5.gif I wish the world had a few more guys like you! You know, ageless people with no real birthday and all.

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09-09-2014, 02:39 PM #9
Accidental Stoner Member
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(09-09-2014, 02:20 PM)bohica Wrote:  At our upstate compound, a 5 year old boy was in danger of becoming a digital zombie.
This Spring I took him into the garden and had him plant some potatoes, corn, and giant Sunflowers.
As the season progressed, he became more interested in the progress, and when we harvested the potatoes, he told his teacher about how it is done. (He lives in NYC and goes to PS 41. He is now the resident expert on farming in his 1st grade classroom).
Last November I bought him a "beginner" fishing rod and reel, and he's also very interested in fishing. ( I was certainly glad the Sunfish hit quickly, as fishing can be pretty boring for a 5 year old if nothing happens).
Kids will be kids, and these days with both parents working, and usually the grandparents working too, it can be very easy to allow electronic media to be the adult in the room.
I intend to teach our Grand Daughter all I can about how Mother Earth works, as it is, in my opinion, essential knowledge.

Good post. cheers.gif
09-09-2014, 02:40 PM #10
Accidental Stoner Member
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(09-09-2014, 02:34 PM)Octo Wrote:  Getting my kids computers is probably the best material things I gave them as they have used them wisely as the tools they are.

They grew up playing in the woods with friends, sticks and stones though.

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09-09-2014, 03:10 PM #11
bohica Member
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I thank all the gods that Ocker1 is here, it makes me only the second oldest.
But, since I no longer have a birthday, you'll all be catching up to me soon.
I sign up for social security in 52 days. ( three months prior to eligibility, as I don't trust the .gov to not pull the rug out from under us after the election. I figure if I register as early as I can, 90 days before, I'll be in the system and protected)

I'm in my seventh decade on Earth. I know things.
09-09-2014, 03:18 PM #12
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Crikey!

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09-09-2014, 03:53 PM #13
Cloud Atlas Member
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our loving habits can become fantasies;

there are'nt even enough fish in the waters anymore.

a young lad may not understand that a chap spends hours for nothing

“Our lives are not our own. From womb to tomb, we are bound to others, past and present, and by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.” ― David Mitchell
09-09-2014, 04:12 PM #14
Accidental Stoner Member
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Oh, forgot to say that is a lovely painting! cheers.gif
09-09-2014, 04:16 PM #15
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(09-09-2014, 10:47 AM)ocker1 Wrote:  did a bit more on it

İmage

Much better, the first attempt was too greenish.



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