here is an in depth piece on why television, video games and the like are actually good for children..esp in developing cognitive skills and the like..
a key component to this theory is the “sleeper curve”..in essence meaning we learn when we aren’t even trying…
i have agreed with much of what this dude says for some time; he just says it far better than i could..
but as for anecdotal evidence..an earlier fondness for whiling away hours on the simple pleasures that were space invaders has arguably not done me too much damage..
my now grown up daughter passed through the whole barbie thing without too many visible scars..
and the boy has just moved on/up from the crash bang delights of ratchet and clank et. al. to the complexities of building civilisations..whoar…
already he’s way out of my league..so don’t sweat it folks..it’s all just ephemera..and good for you, to boot..apparently..