People vs. Pixels
I don’t know about you, but one of my greatest pleasures in life is interacting with people. There are times when my need for convenience outweighs my desire for conviviality and I will use the ATM or the self check-out line at the supermarket. But my preference generally is to interact with the tellers, cashiers, and other human beings who can transform what would otherwise be a mechanical transaction into an interesting, enlightening, and/or humorous experience.
And that is why I so heartily recommend Romp n’ Roll to parents. In today’s world, it is easy to feel that you are educating and entertaining your child by sitting him in front of a television or computer screen. But he will never learn as much and enjoy learning it as much as he will by engaging in exciting, intriguing, and invariably educational interactions with the delightful diversity of adults and children at Romp n’ Roll.
Furthermore, these days, many busy mothers and fathers find their interpersonal pursuits largely confined to the many forms of social media now available. It is wonderful to see them at Romp n’ Roll re-discovering the joys of regular face-to-face rather than just Facebook.
Michael K. Meyerhoff, Ed.D. (a.k.a. “Dr. Mike”) is a member of the management team at Romp n’ Roll. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Columbia University, he earned his master’s and doctorate degrees in human development from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he also held a position as a researcher with the Harvard Preschool Project. He may be contacted via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.