Electronic toys and digital games expand the forms of playing for our children nowadays. Evidence shows that it won’t replace the traditional activities and playing materials of early childhood, such as reading and playing sand. Technology enhances the affordances of traditional play and has the same basic functions as other media in serving children’s development through play. At the same time, it displaces more desirable activities and interaction with peers by providing a safer environment and solving distance issues. Benefits of play with technologies depend upon children’s playing environment and parents participation.
(Ma Yanting, Tao Xuanzi)