Gaming her brain

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In my home, 2008 was the year of Guitar Hero 3. It was my primary means of relaxation, and my kids, being kids, always wanted to watch me play. It wasn’t long before watching turned into wanting to do it themselves. They wanted to be rock stars like the guy on TV with the spikes coming out of his head. So my four-year-old son and six-year-old daughter played. They took pleasure in small victories, but oh, how they wanted to get through a whole song. I heard the first minute of “Slow Ride” more times that year than any person should have to.

My six-year-old daughter was particularly determined. At first, she simply didn’t have the hand-eye coordination to match the movements of her two separate hands with the colors floating across the…

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