Let Kids Be Kids… & Play!

• Playing video games improves reaction time.
• It improves hand-eye coordination.
• It plays a major role in the cognitive development of a child.
• Certain games may even develop the kids’ social and negotiating skills; for instance, if children are buying or selling virtual objects in a game.
• Games like Minecraft help children with creativity and problem-solving.

The people who vouch for the benefits of educational video games have all this and more to say. They’ll even go to the extent of claiming that video gamers could make better surgeons!

The fact of the matter is this: It is very easy to be sucked into virtual worlds (and this rings true for both children and adults alike). However, in this day and age which is popularly known as the digital era, it would be equally unreasonable for parents to forbid kids from playing online or offline video games altogether. What they can do, however, is to just keep a check on the time of play as well as the type of games their kids love playing.

Put aside the above mentioned points enumerating the benefits of gaming for kids; games are so much fun! Just as long as kids learn how to manage their time well and be responsible, we should let kids be kids… & let them play!


I am an assistant teacher and my aim is to curate unique learning tips and techniques customized towards kids.

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