Saturday Editorial: So You Want to Game with Your Toddler?

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When my son was about two years old, we sat on the couch as I played some New Super Mario Bros. At some point, I handed him the controller, but he didn’t know what to do with it. Fast forward roughly five years and my son and I are vacuuming up ghosts, sending our Miis out on missions, and even making our own games on the Nintendo Switch together. I have a whole album of photos, selfies of the two of us in front of credit screens of games we’ve beaten together. Over the interim period, I watched him struggle with holding a controller, moving from figuring out the buttons to eventually understanding how the right stick and 3-D cameras work. I used to do a stand-up comedy bit when my son was a baby about how I couldn’t wait for him to be old enough to get into action…

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