Games my kids play

Adele Hamilton, Editor Parent24
Adele Hamilton, Editor Parent24
'Mom, I bowled out Tendulkar!'

There's cricket on TV, but my tween son is engaged in his own battle of wits. With a computer-generated Tendulkar in an electronic game.

And I'm all in favour. It doesn't beat the real thing, out on a field with team-mates and fresh air, but as a way to while away a holiday hour, it's fun and harmless - and it's given him a broader understanding of the vocabulary and strategy of the sport.

When it comes to electronics my sons choose mostly sports or magical role-play games, without the blood, guts or realistic gun-play that give gaming a bad name. And we make sure to balance gaming time with lots of other pursuits.

There's good gaming and bad gaming. Do you agree? Mail us on chatback@parent24.com. We'll choose one letter writer to receive a Parent24 T-shirt.

Here's some more gaming reading on Parent24:

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But Mom, you just don't understand

Which handheld games console?

Enjoy the rest of the holidays!



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