Do your kids play electronic games and wondering whether the games have any effects on your children? Here are some of the pros of electronic games:
Development of Motor Skills
Research studies have shown that electronic games play a major role in helping your children to develop their motor skills. The studies have shown that the most effective games are those that make use of a joystick or stylus. Some of the motor skills developed here are hand-to-eye coordination skills and others.
There are some games that require your children to think critically in order to solve a number of puzzles. For ideal results you should go for educational games. If you can’t find educational games you should go for those that require your child to make a decision. For example, you can ask your child to play a fishing game that requires them to decide the best fish to bait.
Just like adults, children suffer from stress. Research studies have shown that electronic games play a major role in helping the children to blow off some of the stream so that they can feel refreshed and ready to take on the second day. To help the children to get rid of stress even faster and effectively it’s wise that you play the games as a family.
Tips To Remember As a Parent
While electronic games have the above benefits, they also have their fair share of negatives. One of the negatives is that the games can make your child violent especially if your child plays violent games. To avoid this from happening you should be very strict on what your children play. If they play the games from the machines, you should regularly take a look at the machines and ensure that there is no violent game there.
As rule of thumb you should remove any game that requires the player to kill his/her opponent in order to progress to another level.
Another negative of playing electronic games is that they put your child at the risk of developing childhood obesity. To avoid this you should discourage your children from staying indoors the entire day playing the games.
The best way of going about it is setting an activity timetable where your children participate in different activities. For example, you can ask them to play football on Monday, basketball on Tuesday on the following day and so on. For ideal results you should supervise your children when they are engaging in these activities.
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