Parents, are you playing any video games with your family? If NO then starts playing some games. This will help you to connect with your children and also helps in building a healthy relationship with your child. Playing video games helps in developing a certain life skill.
Playing with your Children helps to increases resilience, building self-confidence, promotes essential skills like decision making.
Are Video Games Good Or Bad
Inappropriate video games or spending too much time in playing can make children dull, aggressive & inactive. Playing violent games also affects academic performance and also, involvement in extra-curricular activities. Children active social life is also missing out by spending lots of time in video games. Interacting & playing outdoor games contribute to your child’s overall mental and physical well-being.
Also, if you monitored appropriately and you ensure that your children play a “non-violent kid-friendly game”, it may not be as bad as it seems. Video games not only entertain your child but also:
- Improve cognitive abilities
- Promote hand-eye coordination
- Reduce pain and stress
- Increase muscular coordination
- Enable problem-solving skills
- Boost creativity
- Enhance memory
Additionally, Children who are suffering from dyslexia, video games improve reading skills
Parents, actively join the gaming session with your children and spend some quality time together.
Games for your family to try:
- Just Dance: Disney Party:
Parents get ready to shake your legs with your child with this exciting game. This game helps you and your child fit and healthy. In this game, you have to follow the moves of the Disney character performing on-screen. This game is filled with fun experience. This game does not require thinking or analyzing moves.
- Super Mario Odyssey:
You all grown up playing Super Mario, isn’t it? Its one of the most popular in the gaming world. Super Mario Odyssey, the latest from Nintendo’s flagship Mario games, surely takes you down memory lane. You can play this with your child and help the Mario rescue Princess evil villain. This game works only on Nintendo Switch and not on any other gaming console like Sony’s PlayStation.
Minecraft lets players mine and build different 3D block buildings such as a house, a castle, a fort, and a community hall, using different blocks. This game helps in developing skills and imagination. It is safer as a stand-alone single-player game than playing with other players on the server. It is very popular in children and adults alike.
Playing family-friendly video games help the child to educate, entertain and also, stimulate minds. Playing video games with your child can be a great opportunity to bond and spend time together as a family.