I’ve noticed that many children, some as young as two who are still being pushed around the museum in their strollers, aren’t looking around them, but are being entertained with apps on Mommy’s or Daddy’s iPhone.
According to Charles, one of the security guards at the museum, children up to five play with toys, the rest spend all their free time playing games on the computer.
Am I an old-fashioned fuddy-duddy for thinking if you’re out in a place like a museum where there’s all that art waiting to be noticed, it’s not necessary to entertain your child with a “game”, however educational it may be. Why not start with lesson 101 to show your children how to enjoy the art (pictures, tapestries, furniture or sculptures) in the museum?
I was delighted to see three-year-old Seoyun walking around the museum carrying her whale.
And three-year-old Aubrey who chose the post card book of our paintings as her one gift from the museum, and left my store clutching the bag.