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Simon Ruland, 7, Max Ruland, 3, and Jadelin McLeod, 7, sit inside a stick teepee, one of several natural play spaces in the Rulands’ yard.

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Nature vs. Nintendo: Lawrence parents raise kids outdoors in a plugged-in world

Sandy Beverly distinctly remembers when video games first came out in the ’70s. As a kid, she spent lots of time playing text-based adventure games on an early Texas Instruments computer, then the classic “Pong,” and, eventually, her parents got an Atari for games like Pac-Man.


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