Off topic: ABC: The new alphabet for kids in the digital age
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RominaZ  Identity Verified
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When we started school many years ago, we had to learn the ABC. Kids still do, but the only thing that stayed the same is that A still stands for Apple!


Old alphabet



New alphabet



Source: Witness this


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#JuliaC#  Identity Verified
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Very nice Oct 28, 2011

Thank you for sharing.... though I prefer the oldest alphabet and would probably teach it to my children...

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Madeleine MacRae Klintebo  Identity Verified
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Phonetically Oct 28, 2011

Funny - but phonetically there's a bit of a problem with C, I and U.

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Ty Kendall  Identity Verified
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A slight difference.... Oct 29, 2011

On our alphabets, "x" used to stand for "XYLOPHONE".

Not exactly the most common word, but I guess lots of children play with toy xylophones. (The Fisher Price ones are great - you can get animal shaped xylophones). I'm such an eternal child

I remember it always made us feel intelligent when we were 5 because xylophone seemed like a very grown up word.

- Not keen on the "new" alphabet.


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Milena Nikolić  Identity Verified
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prefer the old one Oct 31, 2011

I quess children adopt new things faster and in modern electronic society this new alphabet IS their reality.
But I'm afraid that they might get their childhood stolen- or at least be forced to grow up faster old Bugs Bunny cartoons are disappearing together with that old drawing of alphabet, playing hide and seek, dools' house and many other things...


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Anna Sarah Krämer Fazendeiro
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No preference here Oct 31, 2011


But I'm afraid that they might get their childhood stolen- or at least be forced to grow up faster old Bugs Bunny cartoons are disappearing together with that old drawing of alphabet, playing hide and seek, dools' house and many other things..



But I'm afraid that they might get their childhood stolen- or at least be forced to grow up faster. ________(insert a well loved memory from your childhood here) are disappearing together with ________________,_____________________, and many other things..

Well, I guess you will find this phrase throughout all periods of time (or at least since kids are supposed to have a childhood). The old things kids used to play vs. the new things. Why are we so afraid of new stuff coming up? I still remember the times when nobody had computers and cellphones. But I don't think that those times were better than the ones we live in now. I don't think that they were worse, either. I think the best word to use is "different".



[Edited at 2011-10-31 14:43 GMT]


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Carole Paquis  Identity Verified
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P for PowerPoint Oct 31, 2011

I think P should be for PowerPoint. Try and teach something to kids without PowerPoint nowadays...

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