Have you been bowling recently?
By recently, I mean this decade. Or even the last one. Or possibly the one before that.
Because I don't know when this started but now little kids can use the dragon (seen below).
They simply perch their ball (or have their parents do it) on the dragon's head and give it a push (with the tail facing the pins).
Keeps kids in their lane. Avoids gutter balls. Brings smiles!
Almost as fun as the neon pink ball I used to try and break a hundred.