While reminiscing our childhood and comparing it with that of our kids these days, we can exactly see the drastic changes between both eras. Going back to two decades, we as kids were more out-going and used to enjoy playing outside while running to and fro between the verandas of our homes and facades. Technology has snatched away all these flavors now and has made its way in the toy and creative industry too.
Coloring books and sketch pads present in our time have been replaced by ipads and tablets. Children prefer holding a stylus than a colorful crayon or a marker. Instead of manually playing with dinky cars, they now want a virtual reality xbox or a remote control (close to reality) vehicle.
We used to have that metallic coloured brick game with gray screen that was a must for every child. We used to have competitions with our siblings as how long one will continue the car race or who will score the highest in the building game. It has now been replaced by PSPs with HD technology.
Remember that magnetic fishing game with fishing rods? It used to be a treat to play with elders as well as younger siblings. And also those talking parrots that were a mandatory item at everyone’s home. Talking Tom in the smartphones and Nintendo Wii have taken over now.
Board games like Ludo and Carrom have re-shaped themselves and made their place inside the smartphones. Ludo Star frenzy was a real thing.
There is nothing like a toy camera or a tea set required now. Kids want close-to-reality articles to play with. The colorful plastic tool set now comes with metallic touches and a battery-operated drill machine to give it a real look. The train tracks come with a real engine-like sound. The doctor sets have an audible stethoscope.
Technology has revolutionalized everything but the only drawback is that it has lessen the physical aspects of staying active and healthy.