My daughter is part of a very interesting generation: The children born after 9/11. They have been dubbed the iGeneration, Gen Tech, Gen Z, Plurals (as in coming from a pluralistic society), post-millenial, and so on.
Much has been made of how connected they are to technology. How they spend more time indoors in front of a computer than outside playing.
So what is on the minds of kids today?
If this list of overdue books from my daughter’s class is any indication–kids today want to do the same things that kids did a century age: become invisible, play tricks on their friends, win at chess, and make crafts.
Take a look:
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Thank goodness for school libraries and librarians. They give children a quiet, creative space to learn and dream, as well as the opportunity to take books out and plot various schemes in the comfort of their own home.
(Now where is my daughter? I saw her a minute ago. But she seems to have vanished!)
Photo credit: School library, Canada, 1950s, from Library and Archives Canada