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Are video games good for kids

k0rbyn
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5/8/2015 10:12:42 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
This is my English assignment I need some help give me some answers or sites to look up or some oppinions
Welfare-Worker
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5/16/2015 8:18:07 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/8/2015 10:12:42 AM, k0rbyn wrote:
This is my English assignment I need some help give me some answers or sites to look up or some oppinions

Well, you need to define "video games" and "kids".

Type of game, and age of kids is critical.
My grandsons use Starfall, and ABC mouse, both of which have learning games. I suspect this is not what you mean.

How about this:
The most recent issue of the American Journal of Play (Fall, 2014) includes an article(link is external) by researchers Adam Eichenbaum, Daphne Bavelier, and C. Shawn Green summarizing recent research demonstrating long-lasting positive effects of video games on basic mental processes--such as perception, attention, memory, and decision-making. Most of the research involves effects of action video games"that is, games that require players to move rapidly, keep track of many items at once, hold a good deal of information in their mind at once, and make split-second decisions. Many of the abilities tapped by such games are precisely those that psychologists consider to be the basic building blocks of intelligence.
https://www.psychologytoday.com...

Also this:
Contrary to their reputation, many games have educational, physical, and psychological benefits for players. Games that use repetitive actions, such as the swinging of a bat or targeting a moving object, train the brain and muscles to perform better in real-life activities.

Video game brain training has the same effect as reading a book or riding a bike " when the brain is learning, thousands of new connections are being formed. The addition of a reward system motivates players to continuously improve their skills.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com...

Look at this google page for more info - unless your assignment is already completed and you have lost interest.
https://www.google.com...

I bought three of my grandsons under are 7 Kindles so they could play apps, beyond abc mouse and starfall.
I added wifi hard drives for movies, and they are seeing another advantage to reading(the titles)
Like any potential learning tool, it can be good, or bad, just like other tools, like axes and guns.

Games are children's work, even for teenagers.