4 Ways Video Games Can Help Kids

Amongst many parents, video games are generally perceived to be a negative thing for their kids. And while you don’t want them to become obsessed with gaming, there are actually many positive aspects involved in playing games. So, if you have always been anti-video games, this article will aim to give the other side of the argument. Of course, this doesn’t mean that you should abandon all control when it comes to reinforcing parental control limits and time constraints. But here are some of the more positive aspects of gaming for you to bear in mind.

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Developing Problem-Solving Skills and Creativity

There are many video games which directly test problem-solving skills through a series of challenges which need to be overcome. In many ways, video games are more beneficial than watching TV shows as there is a clear element of active brain engagement which you don’t get from the passive activity of simply watching. There are also many games like Final Fantasy XV A New Empire which encourage creativity as you have to build your own character and decide on the direction that they take through the virtual world.

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Bonding Activity

While many people consider playing video games to be a solitary activity, it is actually a lot more social these days. Not only are there countless multiplayer gaming options out there, your kids can also play online and interact with people from all over the world. In fact, many games have an entire community associated with them, which gives your kids the opportunity to be part of something bigger. If you start playing a little bit yourself, you even have the chance to bond with your kids over an activity that they love.

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Patience and Overcoming Challenges

There is no doubt that some video games can be highly frustrating when you are struggling to advance to the next stage. However, they also require patience to overcome the various challenges set in the games. You need to be able to advance your skills to move onto the next level, and this lesson translates naturally onto other areas of life as well. There is also a great sense of achievement when you are able to overcome the obstacles that the game throws in front of you.

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Promoting a Spirit of Competition

Many games are played up against a host of competitors which are both virtual and real life. Video games are very much played in the spirit of winning and losing. In order to bounce back from a loss, you need to take the time to improve your skills and try all over again. This makes the taste of victory that little bit sweeter.

So, if you have never really been a fan of letting your kids play video games in the past, these are just a few of the reasons why it might be time to rethink your current outlook.

What are you thoughts when it comes to children and video games? Please share in the comments below. I really would love to know.

Until next time, shine amongst the stars!

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47 thoughts on “4 Ways Video Games Can Help Kids

  1. Definitely the problem-solving and creativity aspect to gaming can be beneficial to kids. Gaming these days is simply not a mindless activity most people may tend to think. Many games are not only skill building but also immersive in the area of story-writing and creative design of characters. Nice informative article. Keep it up!

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    1. ❤ Thank you for reading & sharing your thoughts! I really appreciate your support, comfort, and love. I read every single comment and it helps to shape LavandaMichelle.com into the best blog possible.❤ Lavanda Michelle North Carolina Lifestyle Blogger

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  2. In some ways there are still positive impact in playing video games for children but responsible parents must still have restrictions with the time.

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    1. absolutely Jean ❤ Thank you for reading & sharing your thoughts! I really appreciate your support, comfort, and love. I read every single comment and it helps to shape LavandaMichelle.com into the best blog possible.❤ Lavanda Michelle North Carolina Lifestyle Blogger

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  3. I grew up playing super Mario Brothers and Zelda with my best buddies. It was a great time and we bonded very well. Some games also help with coordination skills too. I am okay with my kids playing video games but at a moderate amount like no more than one hour per day.

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    1. I couldn’t agree more Leo, I grow up playing the same games and moderation is the key❤ Thank you for reading & sharing your thoughts! I really appreciate your support, comfort, and love. I read every single comment and it helps to shape LavandaMichelle.com into the best blog possible.❤ Lavanda Michelle North Carolina Lifestyle Blogger

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  4. I never thought of these advantages before, but you are definitely right! Some video games would definitely help with patience and overcoming challenges. People usually just talk about all the harm video games can do, it was refreshing to see an alternative. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. My pleasure Nicole, after many years of saying no, listening to my nephew and researching, i thought i would share an alternative to the norm❤ Thank you for reading & sharing your thoughts! I really appreciate your support, comfort, and love. I read every single comment and it helps to shape LavandaMichelle.com into the best blog possible.❤ Lavanda Michelle North Carolina Lifestyle Blogger

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