Is this how we want to teach our children?

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This picture, from an article on the Washington Post, “Delaying kindergarten until age 7 offers key benefits to kids — study”, is in my opinion an appalling example of the horrors of technology in early childhood.  This poor child’s posture, her grip on a magic marker, the completely artificial graphics, the oversized headphones blocking out the real world, all of this speaks to the antithesis of how young children should be taught.

As a contrast, compare this scene from a Waldorf Kindergarten, where children are interacting, doing an artistic project, and the entire environment is filled with warm, natural, materials:

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Need I say more?

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