A recent study has just revealed that video games are beneficial for your children. Over the past two decades, I have been playing video games, nearly all my life. I have been told countless times from my parents and other elders that games destroy a child’s life. I beg to differ because I have grown up with video games and I am perfectly normal human being with a great job and a nice social life.
The thing is the video gaming industry is filled with a huge number of different kinds of games. There are games that are produced for adults and there are games that are made specifically for children.
Let’s for example take Nintendo’s Wii console. The console has revolutionized how we play games. There are a number of titles on the console that actually lets you kids move physically around the living room in order to play the game. Although proven from a study, these games won’t add extra physical activity for your children, but it definitely doesn’t reduce it either.
If you are worried about a child’s physical activity getting destroyed due to video games, try handing them a game on the Wii or Xbox 360 Kinect. You will be surprised how much activity is used when playing these games.
Furthermore it is also believed that games can affect a child’s brain in several negative ways. Well, I have played tons of puzzle games throughout my life. If nothing else, these games have actually had me use my mind to a point that it often became very tiresome. These adventure puzzle games have really polished my mind and I have even benefitted from some puzzle solving in real life.
Video games have become so advanced that your brain needs to process a lot of data in order to be competitive. As a result, your brain becomes trained to solve things faster and you become more alert after playing video games. A recent study also revealed that gamers who played first person shooters react and make decisions faster. So be at ease, pick the right game for your kid and let him/her enjoy and learn new stuff.