Have you noticed that you rely too much on technology and not enough on your brain? I am  immensely guilty of using technology too much. It makes life so much easier. Technology, specifically the internet, is a tool that has helped society immensely, but it has contributed to using our brains less often than we should. Technology has wrecked our brains!


I sat down to plan out some Tyke Time (I promise more to come on this next month) the other day when I noticed that I couldn’t think of more than 2 activities without using Pinterest to help. Now I have to admit that I have spent the last 5 years teaching elementary, so that may play a little part in my inabilities. But I whole heartedly believe that the internet has made my brain less creative. When I taught preschool I use to come up with creative projects on the top of my head 10 at a time. I didn’t need the internet or those pre-planned books to help me think of ideas for my preschoolers. So what am I doing about it?

I struggle with the fact that my daughter is going to grow up in a tech-heavy world. She will face the decision of using her brain or using the easy way out, technology, on a daily basis. I hope to instill in her the love of thinking for yourself, problem solving, and being creative on her own.

I closed my computer the other day and told myself that I couldn’t move from my seat until I thought of 5 ideas for Tyke Time ON My OWN! Your brain is a muscle. If you don’t use it, the strength diminishes, but the more you use it the more powerful it is. Forcing myself has helped me see that I can still think of great ideas. I realized that I need to try to think on my own first before clicking on Pinterest. The more I use my brain the easier it will be to think of those great ideas again.

Your Turn:

Has technology wrecked your brain? Do you rely too much on technology?

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