We have resisted buying nintendo or sega or any of the new video games for our boys. They do have Gameboys, but we have tried to limit time on those as well. However, this week I found a deal I couldn’t resist at a yard sale. I bought an old Atari system along with more than 25 games (I haven’t taken the time to count how many there are.) I paid $20 for the whole lot. They are loving playing with all the old games from my pre-teen and teenage years. They are easier than so many of the games available today, so when they play they have a much better chance of doing well enough to make it fun–this is particularly true for the 6-year-old.
All in all, I am quite pleased with this purchase. If they get bored with it in a few months, I should be able to make a profit by selling it on e-bay!