Digital playgrounds: Our Kids & Video Games is the first book in the Digital Playgrounds series. This book provides a starting point for parents, caretakers, and educators to better understand digital games and their role in our children’s lives in the 21st century. This book provides a broad overview of digital games as our new “digital playgrounds” and includes a discussion on the importance of play throughout childhood, adolescents, and into adulthood. Digital Playgrounds: Our Kids & Video Games reframes games as tools for playfulness, learning, and social connection rather than tools for destruction. It’s only through better understanding of these new digital playgrounds that we can be the best advocates for our children as they explore this digital frontier.