My son is 7 and living in the time where technology really is on tap. Children can experience any games that their imagination can fathom, and with it just getting better week on week, day on day….you can see why it is tempting to not bother with sellotape, cardboard scissors and all the rest.
I feel very lucky that my son, yes he is a total slave to Minecraft, but I can’t blame him. If Minecraft were around in my day then I would have been truly immersed.
He amazes me the way he has the option to play on his games consoles when he runs off to play…and soo many times chooses to aim straight for balls of wool that nana has given him. OK, this usually ends up with spiders webs of wool all around the house, dangling from door handles and stair bannisters…but James is animated beyond belief!
And when he is tying things or visitors up, he is sellotaping literally anything anywhere and everywhere. Not just random stuff though…he makes suits for himself to wear…once he ran out of the room and made dolls of everyone who was at our house, grandparents and all! Even coloured them in in the right colour clothes and hair…out of wool, sellotape, broken pencils and lollipop sticks. He was very proud!
In school he is doing great too. I know all parents talk about how great their kids are, but mine amaze me at times. They pester me too, but that is normal, yes?