Why now is the time to embrace video games for kids

The highly popular video game Minecraft is a good way for kids to stay in touch amid social distancing measures due to the coronavirus pandemic.

(CNN)Before the pandemic, video games were a weekend-only activity in our house, allowed for one hour a day, Saturday and Sunday.

It was a compromise that worked for our family. My 7-year-old had a chance to dig in to his favorite games, and we parents felt like we were putting reasonable limits on an activity about which we were somewhat ambivalent.
But now he's playing them daily