Marie Winn


It is among the ranks of school-age children, those six- to twelve-year-olds who once avidly filled their free moments with childhood play, that the greatest change is evident. In the place of traditional, sometimes ancient childhood games that were still popular a generation ago, in the place of fantasy and make- believe play … today’s children have substituted television viewing and, most recently, video games.

Children Without Childhood (1981)