I babysat my two grandkids recently and, of course, I took a bunch of photos. What struck me was the memory of my two daughters, Maria and Lisa, playing with their electronic toys when they were little. And now, Maria’s young children are doing the same thing, though they play with more sophisticated electronics.
Here’s a photo, taken in 1989, of my daughters, Lisa (age 7) and Maria (age 10), playing with their Game Boys. Note the cord between their devices, indicating that they were playing a game together:
And here’s a photo, taken in June 2015, of Maria’s children, Julia (age 7) and Rylan (age 5). Julia is playing with her Kindle Fire, and Rylan is playing with his iPad:
Kids these days grow up so fast. My grandkids could read and write when they were in preschool, whereas I didn’t learn the alphabet until I reached first grade in 1952.
What types of toys will my future great-grandchildren play with? Will their toys be electronic, too?
I want to stick around to find out.