How Times Have Changed
As board games, puzzles and spending time outdoors may have lost some of their appeal due to electronic games, there are advantages and disadvantages to this change.
One of the disadvantages to people spending more of their time with electronic games is that they are spending more time alone and less time together as a family. While there are some electronic games that families can play together, there are not nearly as many as there are board games.
Another disadvantage to electronic games is that people are not getting outside enough. Getting fresh air and sunshine is important, not just to children but to adults as well. It is important to our physical and mental health.
Even with these disadvantages, there are benefits to the recent popularity in electronic games. For one thing, they are an activity children can enjoy safely at home. Unfortunately, as times have changed kids are not able to just run outside and play anymore. Parents have to watch their children closely.
Electronic games are also a good option when there is bad weather. When it is raining or snowing, they are a fun activity for kids and parents to play.
Lastly, electronic video games are also beneficial because they are highly portable. They are great for long car rides, plane rides or business trips. With some being able to fit in our pockets, we can have entertainment close by at all times.