I have a new post up on GeekDad: Introducing Our Kids to the Arts.
Sue and I went to the RedLine Milwaukee silent auction benefit with the kids on Milwaukee’s near-north side. You could qualify this post as an un-GeekDad as it really doesn’t have anything to do with technology. That could be an interesting category of posts, though…
From the article:
Some may argue that he is too young to understand let alone appreciate anything at the event. We live in a society that tries to regulate age-appropriateness through ratings that can be found on most of the books, toys, games and movies we buy for our kids. The goal of these ratings is to help parents understand these items at a glance. I hope parents use them as guidelines and not absolutes as all experiences cannot be oversimplified to an age bracket. My wife and I feel it’s important to expose our kids to a wide variety of cultural activities in addition to the more traditional kid stuff. By integrating these activities into their lives at an early age – and through engagement and discussion – we hope he develops an appreciation for it later.