Kids Forget Street Games; Love Mr. Potato Head
Children today are being charged with a lack of creativity – and Playstation and Nintendo are taking the brunt of the blame. The New York Times researched the failing interest in street-games among children. Games like stick ball, curb ball and booty’s up were extraordinarily popular a few decades ago but have lost their charm to a faster-paced world.
Today, such loosely organized street play, outside of skateboarding and basketball, is on its last gasp in the city, a vestige of a simpler age for which a fast-paced world has little time.