Being a huge fan of video games and having played them since childhood I’m an apologist that video games can really help boosting a child’s learning and educational curve.
Basically Will Wright summarizes the main aspects of what is learning and explains how video games are useful for a good education experience.
Resuming, video games:
- allow identity
- offer a reason to do it (clear goals)
- allow and mitigate risk (controlled environment)
- encourage failure
- problem solving: allows you to think outside the box´
- empower creativity and imagination
Of course, I think that playing outside with other children is also important but the fact that some healthy video games’ playing can bring many advantages cannot be denied.
So what are your thoughts on this? Would / Do you let your children play video games?
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