Here is a project to make Kinetic Sand for little kids to play with http://goo.gl/7bXmWQ
I read a lot about how kids today spend way too much time online looking at screens. I think it is true; kids and adults are mesmerized by screens. We can’t blame it all on the kids, or the technology though ! Parents will often give a kid an ipad or iphone as a pacifier. I have been guilty of this myself.
The kinetic sand does have some drawbacks though; the first being the parent has to make it. Sometimes we are just too damn lazy and we take the easy way out and throw an ipad at the kid ! Sad but true.
Another drawback with the sand is that the kids will often favor the ipad or other device over something so mundane as sand. Yikes ! We may have created a monster with our over indulgence in technology…