I'm so happy that I came across this book, because I've seriously always wondered why kids nowadays are so obsessed about watching others play video games, especially on YouTube and Twitch...I never really understood the point until now! I LOVE books like this that come out to save the day and explain these things... super helpful! So, thank you very much for helping me to understand!
I found this book to be very informative! While my children aren’t old enough for video games just yet, the information in this book did give me some insight into what I can expect in the near future! I would definitely recommend this read to other parents...technology and social media are here to stay so we as parents might as well try to understand the effects they have on our children.
I’ve always wondered why my 7 year old would rather watch kids play games than actually play them! This book really put everything into perspective and gave me a different outlook on why. The Author really broke things down and helped me to understand why my children loves this so much.
Alone Together is a great book to read for parents who are concerned with "screen time" or really anyone who just wonders why kids watch other people play games instead of just playing it themself. It was a very informative read and opened your mind to see from kids perspectives. In the book, the author goes back and forth through different time periods to kind of compare and contrast the types of lives children lived. It really helped you to see how the kids themself are still the same, their options of entertainment have just grown exponentially. This was a quick read, but it was filled with a lot of information. It was easy to digest, so even if you know nothing about gaming or social media, you will still understand and learn from this book. I honestly think everyone should read this book. Even if you don't have kids or any interest in gaming. It helps you understand why you, yourself are so engrossed in screens. It was a positive, eye opening read.
I think this a great book if you're trying to gain a deeper insight into why your kids are spending time online and watching things like YouTube or Twitch all the time! A great author that really understands and will help you understand your child better!
I really enjoyed the writing style and content included in this book! The topic is on a subject that has recently emerged in our culture and this book sheds light on behaviors unknown to most individuals. It is an important book for adults seeking to understand their children but also works as a casual read for someone with an interest in this topic.