Posted on Mar 29, 2012 | Comments 0
While a lot of parents think that video games are just a waste of time, they could become one of the educational kids’ activities. But how to make the right decision? In the majority of the cases you can find reviews of the games written by parents, but this might still not be enough to make an informed choice. You have to make sure that the game is right for the age of the child, it is educational and entertaining. This way you can be sure that your child will enjoy the game.
The first factor you have to consider is the stage that your child is at. As an example the company Nintendo is offering special games for preschoolers who just started playing video games. These are really educational, but some of the children could be more advanced and so they would get bored of the game very fast. In order to make the right decision it is very important to know the child well.
Since almost all of the cartoons and movie characters have their video games as well, you should choose the one that the child likes. The games featuring these characters are educational and they are easy to play.
If you would like to engage the child in children’s activities that are educational, you should make sure that the video game that you pick is long lasting.
It is possible that at the beginning the little one will not understand the main point of the game, but this will challenge him or her, making the child continue to play it.
You can’t just expect the child to know how to play the game at first. This is why it is a lot better to sit down with him or her and show how it is meant to be played. In case you observe the way they play you will see their skills and you will understand the kinds of games they like to play. According to this in the future you will be able to make better decisions when looking for other games. As it has been mentioned before, it could be helpful to look for reviews on the internet of games that other parents have tried.
In case you would like to know which type of video game is most suitable for the kids’ activities, you should go to a store and take a look at the options. You might want to consider Nintendo Wii or Nintendo DS.
The difference is that in case of the Nintendo DS the little one will not be using a regular control pad, but it’s more like drawing with a crayon to control the character. In case of the Nintendo Wii you can use a Wii Mote, allowing you to point at the screen. In the majority of the cases these systems are easier for the use of preschoolers than the use of the regular pads. Of course this varies from one child to another.
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