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Educational benefits associated with Video Games – Learning for Kids

In Internet on September 8, 2014 by Asif Mumtaz Tagged:

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Video games, in addition to their entertainment value also serve as a tool to provide some educational benefits. The educational video games are designed to teach children a specific subject like Mathematics, English and Science. Today’s student is living in the era of technology and globalization so in order to grab his attention, educational video games are considered as a viable source of learning. Therefore, it is imperative to put into lime light the benefits of such games regarding our prevailing education system.

Some of the advantages of the video games are discussed below, which would change your perception about them.

Entertainment and learning goes side by side              

Video games instantly draw attention of children and have the ability to enhance their learning experience. The new era of education, uses this type of medium due to its positive results and easy to learn approach. It helps those students who have weak skills regarding a particular subject and as it is linked with entertainment, the student does not find it boring. They learn while playing so retain much of the content that is gained through this source.

Provide assistance to learn Language

Young children can easily learn language by interacting with video games. They through answering questions, following directions and listening to the words respond quickly. Through rhyming and spelling games, they learn the basics that would definitely improve their language skills.

Motivation to learn

A well thought and designed video game can motivate students to learn new things. They embrace tough challenges with great enthusiasm and show interest even in those subjects that are considered as difficult to learn. Video games develop inclination towards learning and broaden their focus to understand the subject in its true sense. For example, kids trying to learn new words can play rhyming words games to speed up their learning.games for kids

Competitive environment

The video games include a sense of competition so the children try to win by improving their knowledge and learning from their mistakes. A student, for example who plays a game related to math subject utilizes all his energy and concentrate on scoring maximum points and adopt a optimal mindset to learn the basics. He is indirectly memorizing the rules of this subject that will improve his performance during routine studies.

Learn how to interact with each other

As every child has an interest in playing video games, hence while playing together they share it and learn to build social ties. Children follow the rules with patience, accept their defeat or share joy over victory. Moreover, they learn from their mistakes and try to overcome weaknesses.

Visuals and sounds

The visuals and sounds play a vital role in attracting the attention of children. They memorize quickly what is seen and heard. Therefore, they learn things at great pace and their overall mental ability is improved. 

Through the inception of video games in education arena, new challenges have been brought up into the mainstream. This technique can help teachers in assessing the mental capacity of students and treat them accordingly. Video games offer such benefits that are not available with other educational strategies. However, parental guidance and teacher’s assistance is always advised in order to gain desired results.           

 

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