Someone thinks that playing online games is not good for kids because they will become lazy in outdoor activities or homework. It’s correct in case kids and parents can’t arrange timetable properly.
If your kids can set up their schedule clearly, you should allow them to play online games freely. Because online games can bring cognitive benefits, especially good for kids who are in sensitive approach of growth.
In this article, we discuss some cognitive advantage of playing online games for kids.
1/ Improves coordination
On online games, you need to coordinate many movements and gestures, including visual, audial as well physical movements. It’s necessary to solve fast situation at the screen of computer.
When kids are practiced these skills fluently, it can help good habit for mental. They will set up a system of mind and actions fastest and well.
2/ Improves problem-solving ability and memory
Like other traditional sports, online games also require certain rules which any player has to follow then can continue it. Therefore, kids need to remember required rules and follow it strictly. It’s a good way to practice their memory without any pressure about learning.
Furthermore, in one a match, there are many troubles happen. The players will determine to find solution about maintaining or giving up to the next level. After process of thoughts and actions, kids can improve problem-solving skills efficiently. Whether they can apply this skill to the real life or not, it’s another story. But actually, playing online game is good to exercise memory and other soft skills to solve problems.
The truth that improving memory in short or long term, it will depend on attitude of players. Whether kids have enough experience to use these natural skills in games to their life. It’s better when they receive instructions and sharing from the adults.