I had a similar question. What age did you introduce video games to your kids? My 6.5 year old son is starting to get the itch for phone games and I was curious to what other gaming parents thought.
As long as you’re not giving them objects they could hurt themselves (and for preference, damage anything around them) with, I don’t think there’s really a “too early” for video games, as long as you’re curating the game selection and making sure they’re getting plenty of exposure to other kinds of stimuli. Obviously before a certain point of development, very young kids may not have the coordination or understanding to handle more than the simplest games, but in terms of absolute age, it’s hard to draw a cut off line.
Still, at a young age, a video game is really little more than a toy, so as long as it isn’t presenting material you consider objectionable and you don’t let it become all they’re interested in, I’d argue video games are great for kids. Why I’ve been playing games like Tetris since literally before I can even remember, and I turned... out...
You know, let’s call that a bad example.