I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Monday, August 17, 2020

Kids Play Then and Now

Me -Back in the old days, kids used to spend their time being active. Kids these days,  generally choose to have less active fun. Back then, they didn't have as many electronics. They had TVs. They didn't have DVDs, Blu Ray Players, Computers, Mp3s, I-Pods and many other things we have now. They had to use their imaginations more. It is not entirely a good thing that kids now are not as active and don't have to use their imaginations as much. I  always liked all the modern stuff like computers and I-Pods. When I was younger, I also liked to play outside and make up dances to do with my sister and other stuff like that. I also liked to write and make up stories. It would be better if there was more of a mix of then and now. Games now are fun but it is also good to be active and use your imagination and stuff.

Mom -When I was a kid, we were much more active than kids are today. We spent much more time outside running around. Sure, we had TV even back then. We didn't have video games and DVDs and computers though. Video game systems were just starting to get popular when I was in high school. I was never that interested in it anyway. It was all mostly games like sports and space invaders and adapted arcade games at that time anyway. Maybe, if they had the type of games my girls played when they were younger,  I would have been more interested in video games.  They played a lot of  games that involved cooking and taking care of children and pets and things like that

Of course, there were always indoor games. There were board games for all. Girls had dolls and things. Boys had action figures and cars and things. Those things could be fun and we enjoyed playing with them, but the allure of them wasn't so great that they kept us from wanting to play outside. I mean there are great things about the electronic games kids play today. It is great that they can learn about how to cook or how to fly a plane or raise a baby or whatever just by playing a game. There are also many educational games to help kids with their math, reading, spelling, or whatever. However, there are too many reasons for kids to not want to go outside and not want to be active. I mean there are games like Wii and X-Box which are more active than previous video games. However, it is still no substitute for the real thing actually going outside and being active and playing.

And that's our view. How did you play when you were a kid?

Tune in tomorrow for Tips for Tuesday.

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