5 Reasons Moms Should Play Online Games with Girls

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Think about that quality father/son time that you can have on your own too!

Studies have shown that video games boost brainpower, increase vision skills. While the CDC says research on the health benefits of exergaming, like Wii games, is inconclusive, the American Heart Association has given them a stamp of approval. Other active online games, specifically Dance Central & Kinect Sports Boxing have been shown to increase energy expenditure in kids and an effective way to increase physical activity.

4.  Problem solving and strategic thinking development

 

“While there are many games that place a premium on strategy, most set an overall goal and give the gamer numerous ways in which he or she can achieve that goal. Players also get instant feedback on their decisions and quickly learn their own strengths and weaknesses," explains Monica Vila, TheOnlineMom.com.

 

5. Life modeling

“One of the reasons games like Shopaholic and Sara's Cooking Class are so popular is that they let girls act out and explore their future lives...in a safe environment, while still being a kid," Dieneke Kuijpers from GirlsGoGames.com says.

Girls turn into teenagers soon enough. And that teen zombie brain takes over. Sit down today and play a few online games with your daughter, she might thank you!

 

 

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This article was originally published at . Reprinted with permission.
 
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