Latest technology and gadgets have provided us with so many different opportunities to explore minds. Current trends in software development show how different applications and games can be created to make kids learn and enjoy at the same time.
Few experts and educationists do not recommend spending too much time on video games. They believe violent games are the reason why kids become violent or commit extreme anti-social behavior. But many scientists and psychologists find that video games can actually have many benefits. The most obvious one is making kids clever and smart. Video games can always teach kids with high-level thinking skills. These skills can help them develop their sense of analysis for obtaining a high level target through different type of strategies.
According to University of Wisconsin psychologist C. Shawn Green “Video games change your brain”. Playing video games change the brain's physical structure and it helps developing skills in child brain, same way as they develop skill for learning to read, playing the piano, making a picture, or playing an outdoor game. These all activities develop the body muscles according to the practice done by kids. Similarly playing video games can be of more use to them for future enhancement of skills.
When your child plays video games, it exercises his brain and gives his brain a real workout. In many video games, the skills required to win involve abstract and high level thinking. These skills cannot be learned at school. Some of the mental skills enhanced by video games include:
- Following instructions
- Problem solving and logic
- Mind-body coordination and Multitasking
- Planning, resource management and logistics
In playing games with different targets, the object may be running and jumping at the same time. This requires the real coordination of mind and with eyes of player to keep track of the position of the object, where it is heading, its speed, where it has to jump, and so on. All these factors need to be taken into account, and then the player must then coordinate the brain’s interpretation and its reaction on hand movement. This process requires a great deal of eye-hand coordination to achieve a target and win. The kids also learns to manage resources that are limited, and decide how to utilize them, which is great learning experience for them to utilize resources in real life.
Gaming activities can be provided to kids at any age. Nowadays different apps and video games are available for smart gadgets, which are extremely user friendly and kids would love to play with them. Learning through different games is the most enjoyable feature these applications have provided. Parents can download these apps for their smart phones and tablets, where just a single tap can do wonders to make your child learn smartly. However, it's always suggested for parents to ensure that kids are not spending all their time in playing video games. As outdoor gaming activities are also as important for them to develop various mental and physical skills.