Internet Games and Your Childs Intelligence
Young People and video games are seldom seen apart in todays age; there are actually times when a child would have a temper fit and scream their lungs out just to get to play their game even for five minutes more.Young People and video games are seldom seen apart in todays age; there are actually times when a child would have a temper fit and scream their lungs out just to get to play their game even for five minutes more. This is the thing that an increasing amount of parents are finding difficulty with and in that sense, parents need to also be informed, so to speak, about the educational possibilities that online gaming can offer to their children.
Indeed there are a range of games available that can encourage hostility and bad behaviour in children. But parents shouldn't shy away from the internet just because of this fact. Just like a lot of things, there is a bad and a good side to things. There are also games that can increase a child's IQ and stimulate mental and thinking ability. Research says that children exposed to computer games conducive to learning actually have a better attention span and concentrate better on their studies and in school participation, strengthening the child's natural talents and abilities.
Games that demand a child to logically think and plan out strategies in games can be a deciding factor for their development. Online games like Tetris, Backgammon and other strategy games can help the child think and plan on how to approach certain situations, where they may be able to apply them in real life.
Games that require a child to use memory and logical thinking are also present in the internet; memory blocks and color determination are some games that improve this aspect of children's thinking abilities. There are also games based on language and word play, such as Scrabble, Literati and Lexulous, which would greatly help improve your child's English vocabulary skills and also his ability to form a strategy for the game.
There are many games that will also train your child's mental alertness such as adventure and role playing games. These games come with a story, and would hone your child's alertness. There are also online games which are based on genuine board games such as Chess, Checkers and many more.
As said before, many games will not be suitable for children because it may contain harsh or foul words, so it is the challenge to parents that they monitor the games that their children play in order for them to benefit from online games.
It can be even better when parents actively join in with their children on these Internet games. After all, this kind of activity would mean better understanding for children and they will be monitored making sure that the content of the what they are playing would be seen by the parents.
Even though gaming can be of benefit to your kids, parents should always consider that a child also needs to socialize with other children in order for them to feel complete. Video games can enhance mental activity and mental capacity but these games can also become a source for bad behavior. This is why it is very important to give time for outdoor activities for children in order for them to become healthy and happy, giving time for academics and physical exercise.
Many games are great for your children and will be wholesome and fun aswell as challenging for their brains for example Farmerama is a fantastic strategy game whereas on the other hand games like Sift Heads 4 are wholly unsuitable for younger children.