Six to six thirty, or something like that. You would think that most young kids today know how to tell the time. After all, these days they are all being powered forward with mobile devices which allow them to pretty much communicate with the rest of the world with whomever they please. Not even the strict disciplinarian, a dying breed in the mold of parenting can stop them. And to keep track of their hectic days being young kids in the twenty first century, their mobile devices have indeed got a digital clock on its interfaces.
Heck, they can even tell the time in Cairo or Dakar or Beijing if they want. But wrap a smart little quartz watch with a leather strap around a child’s arm, would he then be able to tell the time. After all, now he is faced with strange looking numerals seemingly being guided by rods which we call hands. This description may even seem unusual to modern kids. But ask them to do an equation with numerals or round off a number to the nearest decimal point without using their mobile devices’ calculators, would they be able to do that.
Moms and dads around the world, instead of giving your young growing kids another software device to play with, give them challenging brain teasers instead. To be a good example to our children, how many of us are reading as much as we used to when we were kids. There is no better challenge in overcoming struggles with words on the page than by challenging yourself with a good old crossword puzzle. And by all means, please do keep the best available dictionary handy while you do this exercise.