This Is What Life Without Computers Looks Like
Life without computers can be fun.
One photographer proves this idea to be true with photos of her kids enjoying their time off from school without electronic devices.
Izabela Urbaniak started taking pictures of her kids enjoying the outdoors during their summer vacation in 2012.
The artist wanted to showcase her kids interacting with nature, which is something that few children do in this digital age.
Izabella took pictures of her daughter spinning in what could have been a field,
and captured two of the little ones viewing the local river.
The kids even took a dive in the water.
Of course, they played a bit of hide and go seek with the blanket.
The lake seemed like a popular spot this summer.
The kids did explore other ways to enjoy nature, though.
Izabela’s goal in photographing her kids this year was pretty simple:
“I would like my children to enjoy such a carefree childhood as long as possible.”
And what better way to enjoy your childhood than with your cousin?
Urbaniak’s kids are featured alongside their beloved kin in several photos.
While it is true that technology is a great way for kids to advance in society,
it is also important for little ones to enjoy the simple things in life.
Statistics show that children who spend more time with computers and video games are more likely to become lonesome than those who enjoy the company of others outdoors.
It’s not just about going outside and taking a breath of fresh air.
Outdoor activities help stimulate the brain and encourage imagination.
Kids can get ideas for stories while outdoors.
They can discover and cultivate their love for insects and animals.
Or they can find that they have no compassion for such critters and creatures.
Regardless of what is determined, the lessons learned outdoors will far outweigh knowledge gained online.
This is why parents should make it a practice to take away the smartphones and tablets during the summer and take their children outside.
They will enjoy the experience and you will learn a few things yourself.
You may rediscover your love for animals and trees …
Or you may find that you can’t stand the sight of them. Whatever you learn, you will do so with your family.
Discover more about Izabela Urbaniak on her website and Facebook.