It still continues to surprise me that you can give my 5 year old any sort of video or computer game and within about 10 minutes, he'll have all the moves figured out. He has the basics down in half the time it takes me nine times out of 10 (which isn't saying much, since I'm fairly technologically challenged). But still. He's 5.
My daughter takes after Mom a bit more, but growing up in a much more technologically rich environment than I did seems to have made an impact on her as well. She's just not that interested in staring at a screen for any extended length of time.
Game systems such as V-tech and Web sites such as sesamestreet.org boast games even two year olds can play, so the little bitty ones can get accustomed to the gamer mentality very early.
So far, the kids haven't turned into mindless gamer zombies, but I tend to save game time until after homework on week days. And if they're looking glassy eyed on the weekend, I shoo them outside or find a more active indoor project for a while.
I'm curious what other parents think. How much game time is too much?