As they say time flies and it certainly does or at least with the technology progressing in leaps and bounds we have surely evolved in every sphere of our lives. This is especially true in terms of the contemporary childhood which is not comparable at any level with the childhood of two decades ago. People nowadays could be heard making comparisons of how they had no smart phones at this age and how this technology was completely alien to them. Now even a child as young as five years old may know how to open a smart phone.
The following illustrations show a vivid difference in the childhood of yore and the more contemporary childhood. There is sure to be feelings of nostalgia and how different times have become.
Children a few decades ago only knew games like hide and seek and going out and playing some sport. They would enjoy playing with marbles or if nothing else they might even be happy improvising with anything they had at their disposal. Compared to this children of today have fourth generation gaming consoles at their disposal and the games are also very addictive. They have access to smart phones so they could enjoy games or cartoons right in the palm of their hands.
2. Concept of punishment
In the old days you would punish a child by making them write lines or making them stand in a corner of the room. Nowadays the biggest punishment that you could inflict on a child is taking away their internet. Just switch off the wi-fi and you have achieved your objective.
3. School activity
In the childhood of earlier days a child would talk about how they secured an A grade and happily tell their parents about their different curricular achievements. Nowadays if a parent is to ask their child how was their day at school the child would not mention the grades or the subject rather they would be willing to share their social media heroics with their parents.
4. Childhood nuisance
It was the ‘slinky’ which if tangled once would be one annoying thing to get untangled. Nowadays slinkies are replaced with the headphone cables which take forever to get untangled.
Childhood of few years back would improvise devices by tying a string to a plastic cup to mimic long distance communication. Nowadays there are several options at a kid’s disposal to hook up with friends, be it phone messaging, social media or online gaming platforms.