Video games are computer-controlled games where players interact with objects displayed on a screen for the sake of entertainment. The games are run by a console or arcade machine. This article will therefore overlook on Why Video Games Are Important In Kids Development.
Video games have come with so much scrutiny and has been said to have negative effects on the development of children. However, there are some undoubtfull positive effects of the same video games towards development of children.
As much as playing video games is intellectually lazy, such play may actually strengthen a range of cognitive skills such as spatial navigation, reasoning, memory and perception. This has critical implication for education and career development as previous research has established the power of spatial skills for achievement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Playing video games may also help children develop problem-solving skills, it said, The more adolescents reported playing strategic video games, such as role-playing games, the more they improved in problem solving and school grades the following year, according to a long-term study published in 2013.Children’s creativity was also enhanced by playing any kind of video game, including violent games, but not when the children used other forms of technology, such as a computer or cell phone, other research revealed.
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,” the Multiplayer games become virtual social communities, where decisions need to be made quickly about whom to trust or reject and how to lead a group.