Video Games Can Help Kids Too!!

Life Lessons

Parents often focus on the potential dangers and negative rumors about kids playing video games.  But the truth is, the right video games can teach kids powerful life lessons which they can apply in their school and social experiences.   According to Parents author, Cheryl Olson, Ps.D., “Video games can help parents choose appropriate leisure-time games, help educators seek ways to supplement classroom teaching, and help game developers create games that teach.”   According to a November 11, 2014 article in The Conversation, Video games have great educational potential in addition to their entertainment value. Games specifically designed to address a specific problem or teach a specific skill have been very successful, precisely because they are motivating, engaging, interactive, and provide rewards and reinforcement to improve.”  We see our kids absorbed in their video play, completely focused on achieving the path to win their game. This is a lesson in failing and not giving up on a goal; which can be applied throughout life’s obstacles.

Benefits of Learning How to Make and Code Video Games

Being comfortable around technology instills confidence and boosts creativity among children  There are many benefits to learning how to code and create video games. According to, Raise Smart Kids, the author summarizes 14 strong benefits kids inherit from learning to code: “1) Kids learn computational thinking, 2)Kids learn to use logic, 3)Kids learn problem solving, 4)Kids learn how things work, and create things that work, 5)Kids learn to anticipate and avoid problems, 6)Kids learn structural thinking, 7)Kids learn algorithmic thinking, 8)Kids learn perseverance, 9)Kids exercises creativity, and in a fun way, learn to create stuff that works, 10)Coding prepares kids for skills that are necessary in the future, 11)Coding shows math in action; it shows kids the practical application of math, and why it is so important, 12)Coding can make your child discover his lifelong passion, and can be helpful for him to decide his future career, 13)Those exceptionally creative and entrepreneurial coders can earn a lot of money, 14)Coding encourages kids to think outside of the box; it sends a message to kids that they can create anything from nothing if they want to work on it.“  Coding provides a foundation to kids that brings together academics, social and emotional strengths, thereby boosting creativity and confidence in kids!

COMPUTER EXPLORERS offers classes in various aspects of Video Gaming such as, Video Game Robotics, Minecraft, X Box Video Game Coding, 3D Game Coding, Game Making with Sploder, Video Game & Puzzle Design and more!  Contact us today to sign up for our classes!

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