[ExI] toys rewiring kids' brains
anders at aleph.se
Wed Dec 26 10:42:41 UTC 2012
I am a bit concerned about the modern Lego models too. When playing with
my niece and nephews I find that they do keep their elaborate big models
intact. However, they also have a sea of loose blocks that are used to
make imaginative things, so I am not totally worried.
(In fact, I am feeling so proud that my niece's Poisoner Princess
character tried to take over the world - although she was eventually
stopped by the solipsism-bot and Commissioner Gordon's air-based prison
I think I see the makings of a good supervillain in her)
So my recommendation is to get a load of random pieces.
As for rewiring children's brains, that is a topic that might be worth
looking at. What mental skills can we teach the little ones? Maybe we
should introduce them to cognitive biases or inductive proofs early?
Teach them memory arts?
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