playtime

Experts explain why COVID-19 has made its way into children's games ― and why that's mostly OK.
We all want to have our kids see "the magic in the little things." Here's how.
I have a 3-year-old daughter, and a 1-year-old son. All summer, I've been taking them to either the local playground or to an indoor squishy-floored play area. While doing this, I have noticed three basic parent types.
"I'm bored. Can I play on the iPad?" asked my 6-year-old for the second time. It was one of those times where it would've been easier to say yes. I was tired, had a deadline looming and an hour's peace would have been great. But instead, I packed up a few things and we all headed outside.
Forget the toy trucks and dollhouses, the future of playtime is here. The team behind Sphero, which fuses emerging technology and robotics, joins us to show off their "app-controlled ball that does it all."
When was the last time I was that carefree? When was the last time I gave up total control over myself and let life, or friends, bounce me around? When was the last time I felt that joyously happy and filled with total abandon?