Bored with board games?

Candy Land

My husband sent me this blog post featured on Boing Boing a while back. It’s an interesting read, but one that got me all fired up. This article is a clear example of how parenting and play has changed over the years in America. I contend that there is a place for “random” games like Candy Land and Chutes and Ladders just as there is a place for Wii. I’ll spare you my rantings on how parents need to expand on the play experience as children become more capable and that repetition, although boring for adults, is absolutely necessary for pre-schoolers. Instead, read the post and tell me what you think.

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03 2009

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  1. Jessica #

    Reading that annoyed me a bit too. Candyland is to teach young kids colors…and taking turns (as someone else commented). You cant compare it to Wii or other video games b/c they are for different age groups.

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