The Lakeland district in this northern Westchester County town began teaching bridge this year as a way to both reinforce math and problem-solving skills and to socialize a generation of children raised on solitary pastimes like playing video games and listening to iPods. Now kindergartners here learn to sort suits and high and low numbers, while older students play in bridge clubs and compete online in virtual tournaments.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Bridge for kids?
Today's NYT article by Winnie Hu, "For students raised on iPods, lessons in Bridge", tells about efforts to teach Bridge to schoolchildren. Hu said:
Maybe we should put cards in those backpacks!