It’s easy to sentimentalize the mind of a child. We like to picture them as boundless imagineers who can pick up a stick and build a world around it. But kids, like us, need something to work from – a character, an archetype, a story, a weapon – and something to play with in their hands and in their heads.
Here, chum and esteemed occasional (as often as I can get him) colleague Chris Dahlen is so right about something that so many others are so often wrong. Read his piece – it’s about Plants Vs Zombies and child obsession, one that my own seven-year-old is also going through.