I know many parents that don't let their kids play video games, especially PC video games, until they are very old, 8-10 yo.
While I played PC games when I was 4 yo. My father even made a simple space invader style shooter game for me.
Most kids and teens I know have zero clue about computers, electronics, etc, past taking to the repair shop.
I worked with circuits and built computers from a very early age.
In other words, I am an engineer, while these kids I know are looking to get into the art fields. They may make it big, but there is a high chance they will not. I think exposing children to something more complex than passive LEGOs is a great idea. Circuit kits, LEGO Mindstorm robotics sets, and computer programming is essential. Whether they become engineers or the next pop-star, the exposure will expand their minds.
Fifty-six-year-old Pasquale Russo has been doing metalwork for more than 30 years in a tiny southern Italy village. Many craftsmen like him brought with them fabrication skills when they came from the Old World to America.
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