“Introducing My 3-Year-Old To Gaming… With Stardew Valley!

The Well-Red Mage

“The soul is healed by being with children.”
-Fyodor Dostoevsky

Ok so full confession: this is not my son’s first introduction to gaming, defined by actually holding the controller and manipulating characters on the screen himself. That honor goes to The Legend of Zelda. Raise your kids on the classics and they’ll appreciate the context.

However, this is a text-heavy game and my little 3-year-old boy, first name Kal, is learning to read. Like his father before him, he can take this opportunity to expand his vocabulary through interactive entertainment! I remember expanding mine with games like Breath of Fire and EarthBound, and while I don’t know that he’s quite ready for RPGs, I think Stardew Valley represents a great starting point!

I’m also inviting readers, friends, and fans to participate! I’ll toss out questions now and then on Twitter (@thewellredmage) and I’ve left some polls…

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