What video games are good for your children?

Neat infographic from ‘Frugal Dad‘ on how to moderate your children’s use of video games. And adding to the intriguing list of education games, there’s the plus-billion correct answer maths free gaming site sumdog.com to have a go at in between shoot-up style gaming too:-)

“My kids can’t seem to get enough of their video games. I can take away the Xbox 360’s power cord or tell the kids to go outside and play, but at the end of the day, they simply want to keep on playing. Fortunately, more and more research is coming out that distinguishes healthy, responsible gaming from the excessive, zoned out variety.

“Our latest infographic goes over some really great things video games are responsible for. It’s pretty surprising to find that genre to genre, games can do some remarkable things for your brain and body. While I’m not thrilled to find my kids three hours in to a Halo session, I’m certainly relieved to learn that some real good can come out of their gaming.

“The other useful thing I took away is that moderation is crucial to healthy gaming. It makes sense. Video games have very real benefits but too much of the same thing, day in, day out, actually ends up hurting you. As a dad, it’s a relief to hear that if I have to, I can still yank the plug and point to the door. Check out the inforgraphic and see what good gaming can do for you.”

Gaming is good for you

Source: Frugal Dad


European Union gives thumbs up to videogaming for kids

Following are some choice quotes that you probably wouldn’t hear in
the US Congress, where videogames are often a convenient whipping boy to
curry favor with soccer moms.

According to the European Union’s parliament: “Video games can stimulate learning of facts and skills such as strategic thinking, creativity, cooperation and innovative thinking, which are important skills in the information society.” (Hat tip to e-mint post)