1. Video games can teach problem solving skills
According to a study in 2013, it is reported that the more adolescents play strategic video games (such as role-playing games), the more they improve in problem solving skills and school grades the following year. Children’s creativity was also enhanced by playing any kind of video game, including violent games. There are many different ways you can play video games- on a gaming console, computer, or laptop. Regardless how you play, you still learn a lot through playing such as learning from your mistakes and knowing to try different things.
2. Video games help kids to make friends
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Video games create a common ground for young kids to make friends; allowing kids to hang out and provide structured time with friends. More than 70 percent of gamers play with a friend, and millions of people worldwide participate in massive virtual worlds through video games such as "Farmville" and "World of Warcraft". Multiplayer games are virtual social communities, where decisions need to be made quickly and kids can learn to be a part of a group.
3. Video games teaches kids the joy of competition
Competition is a natural and healthy part of life. Video games teach kids to work towards their goals, strive to do better, and encourage them to solve problems. Making choices, promoting growth, taking chances, advancing in the environment, and achieving goals are all healthy forms of competition that children need to succeed in the real world, and video games make that competition fun. Video games are a safe place to express those competitive urges, and can give children who aren't good at sports a chance to excel.
4. Video games can spark an interest in history and culture
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The content of certain video games can encourage kids to read and to research. Video games such as Age of Mythology, Civilization, and Age of Empires may spark a child's interest in world history, geography, ancient cultures and international relations, especially if parents are alert to opportunities.
5. Video games brings kids and parents together
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Playing video games are a healthy form of family bonding — bonding that will help nurture family values and develop skills for the next generation. We have the power to use screens not as a divider, or an escape, but as a tool for growth and connection to our loved ones. Plus, playing a video game side-by-side encourages easy conversation, which in turn may encourage your child to share her problems and triumphs with you.
Though there is much good to reap from playing video games, it is important to remember to keep everything in moderation. There are also dangers from playing too much so while you have fun, stay safe and be alert!