Wi-Fi Playdates

by Mike Wendy on August 7, 2016

My youngest daughter’s playdates often have a good mix of IT in them. She and her friends usually end-up (or remain on, depending on the weather) one of our 10 Wi-Fi connected devices, gaming, watching YouTube, or creating things with each other. They can spend hours laughing, sharing and playing on those devices.

The other day, a friend of hers who recently moved across the country FaceTimed my daughter while she and her local playdate (pictured below) were having fun on a popular online kids game. Within a minute after the Wi-Fi call started, all three were connected, playing in the same game.

Amazing. Really. The continued communion. The bridged distance. The laughter, stretching 2,400 miles long…

…And, of course, the ecosystem of technology – made better by Wi-Fi – which brings and keeps my daughter and her friends together, no matter where they are.

My daughter's Wi-Fi playdate, featuring a FaceTime call (perched on the left side of the laptop screen) from a friend of hers recently moved to Oregon.

My daughter’s Wi-Fi playdate, featuring a FaceTime call (with an iPhone perched on the left side of the laptop screen) from a friend of hers who recently moved to Oregon.

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