In this era, digital games are no stranger to city boys and girls. I am not a supporter of digital games, but find that I am fighting this battle alone. For a working mother with a heavy load, I seem to be fighting a losing battle.
I prefer my children to play with something that is more “real,” as I am just too afraid that they will get attached to the virtual world, which will eventually reduce their social skills. After all, humans live in groups and we need to stay alive in groups.
I remember once seeing my son playing with a game involving moving vehicles on his daddy's iPhone. The game looked more like an IQ game compared with some other digital games. Later, at a book fair, I found the same game, played with blocks.
I bought it and managed to get my son to start playing with a real puzzle rather than a virtual one. It would cultivate his thinking power and patience.
Today, we play together as it also helps me brush up a bit on my thinking and problem-solving skills. A lot of times, I need to help him solve the puzzle, too. Mummy comes to the rescue! It is a great game and we both have fun as we learn and grow together.
Lee Yun Kiew