Back when I was a youngin’ in the late ’80s and early ’90s, the top gifts for the holidays were action figures, Nerf guns, and Power Wheels. Fast-forward to 2019 and I’ve got two kids of my own — a 4-year-old and 5-month-old — and holiday shopping for a child is considerably harder.

Before you hit me with an “OK, Boomer,” let me explain. 

My partner and I would like our children to grow up without their eyes glazed over 24/7, glued to a screen … you know, like how their parents are. 

As a Mashable reporter, obviously I love technology, but tech has to enhance childhood, not take over it. Tech should encourage kids to go outside, explore, and learn. Video games and streaming services should enhance family time. Read more…

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