Games are fun and they can be educational. Even games that aren’t geared towards education can benefit people. Here are some facts from the infographic below:
“A study on surgeons showed that those who played games were 27% faster at advanced surgical procedures and made 37% fewer errors than those who didn’t.”
Whoa! When looking for a surgeon ask him or her how often they play Call of Duty.
Hand-eye coordination is need for some jobs so exposing our kids to games that require good hand-eye coordination could improve their job skills. Guess you don’t need to make sure all the games on your kids’ iPad are educational.
Source : http://www.thewiredhomeschool.com/2013/06/why-are-games-good-for-learning-infographic/
The brain teasers get them thinking about something other than the road. It’s a bit of fun and the kids, in particular, love it.
Challenging yourself with a brain-teasing game for just two hours a week may help slow the degree of mental decay associated with the natural aging process, a new study finds.
Few Gadget Tips for Children:
Now we don’t need to teach a kid about technology or how to use a tech gadget. The market comes up with ebooks, games, online learning & videos for free fulfilling the thirst of technology. Investing on a gadget which supports this requirement is categorized as good investment. Below you could see some of the facts that I gathered about tech gadgets.
iPad: Made by Apple, cost :$250 – $750
Did you know that Apple’s iPad is the toy of the year. Did they actually manufacture iPad as a toy? Not at all, iPad is best used by most to read, to play, to watch etc. Apparently it became the toy of the year which is great.
Every year since it started there has been a new version of the iPad which clearly proves that the need of it is increasing. Every Child love to play in iPad. Conveniently, we have iPad mini now. Its built-in Wi-Fi comes very handy for children while travelling, or even when they wait in clinic too. You can watch movies, play games, read books, learn online, much more. You could even go for a refurbished which comes cheap including one year warranty.
Nook : Made by Barnes and Noble cost : $79 – $270
Nook has 700000 Andorid apps, Best reading gadget, can access you tube, Google, watch movies, TV shows. Lots of ebooks available for free and cheap.
Kindle : Made by Amazon cost :$50 – $200
Very cost friendly E-reader. Lots of books for free, to borrow and light weight, with built in light, download youtube videos, apps available . Can read books anywhere, comes handy where ever u go.
Research proved Legos make kids smarter.LEGOS were great for logic, architectural skills, problem-solving skills, and collaborative experiences.
For smaller kids : colors and shape. For older kids : Creativity and imagination.
A child’s brain is like a sponge, ready to soak up whatever touches it. For this reason, you should surround children with positive, educational experiences. Toys that develop cognitive skills include role-playing activities, like playing house or being superheroes. Building toys, like blocks or Legos are also good for cognitive development. Exploration toys, like magnifying glasses and games with rules also enhance cognitive development in children.
Read more: Toys That Support Cognitive Development | eHow http://www.ehow.com/list_6931694_toys-support-cognitive-development.html#ixzz2TDrcW79f
Check your school, local library for Lego club.
Lego ideas : http://legoquestkids.blogspot.com/