Sunday, December 11, 2005
"The truth is that your child needs play in order to learn. Research shows a link between play and the development of cognitive and social skills she needs in order to learn more complex concepts as she gets older. For example, play is linked to growth in memory, self-regulation (self control), oral language, and symbol recognition. Play has also been linked to increased literacy skills and other academic capabilities.
Play is especially beneficial when it reaches a certain degree of sophistication.
Last I recall, this job is one of the lowliest of the low in American Culture. Do you really want your children to pretend to be this person? I think there are more constructive roles to play.
Brand Loyalty and the McCorporation. Really, really low. Pimp the brand to the tots, build loyalty before age 7, sell them unhealty fattening foods, and they are hooked for life. The CDC says, "An estimated 65 percent of U.S. adults aged 20 years and older are either overweight or obese, defined as having a BMI of 25 or higher."
65%. You what? We aren't trying hard enough. This is America damn it! We're number 1, and we shouldn't rest until everyone is obese. 65% is for pussies.