Electronic games are more than just high-tech entertainment. They can be very engaging and fun to play, especially when you are good at playing the game. Some video games even challenge your skills and can help you to improve in a variety of ways. They can sharpen your reflexes, improve your attention visually, enhance your math and reading skills and more. Some of the more popular ones like Nintendo Wii, XBox, Playstation 3, Nintendo DS and etc. can even teach you how to dance and even improve your dancing skills. Many love the Michael Jackson experience and Just Dance video games because it is fun for all ages whether they are individuals or even as a group. They also can help you burn calories by doing exercises and getting a real workout. The virtual sports games are not only fun and exciting to play but they can help to relieve stress and boredom especially during the winter months when you are stuck inside and have nothing to do. They have become so popular and interactive, no wonder they are addictive to the players of the game.
There are some video games that can help you to improve your memory and even teach you the value of money. How to spend it, when to spend it, how to save, and so forth. Kids love to play the virtual video games where they have to prepare ingredients to cook a meal for a customer, or serve a meal to a customer by taking their order, getting their food and bringing it to them without taking too long or dropping it. It is like being a real waitress. Some favorites are the dress up games and the games where you can play instruments and be in a real rock band.
With so many options available in electronic games either online or elsewhere, you can find yourself spending a lot of time playing these video games or even becoming addicted to them. If you find that your time is being robbed by playing these video games or you are having trouble keeping up with your school work try this suggestion. Analyze how much time you are spending playing these games. Use this guide as your mental checklist.
How often do you play electronic games?
Once a week
Once a day
How much time do you spend playing a game?
A few minutes
If you are a concern parent and you have a child that you feel may be spending too much time playing video games you could also try the following suggestions:
• Allow video games to be played in an area of the home that receives a lot of traffic. For instance, the living room, kitchen, den, and so on.
• Make sure that your child has finished their homework or any chores around the home first before they engage in playing video games or other activities.
• Look for alternative activities that your child may like to play. Soccer, basketball, tennis, swimming, or anything that may interest your child.
• Spend time watching them play their electronic games or better yet, play with them. They will love that!
Make sure that you do not have a double standard and spend lots of time playing video games or watching TV also. It will make it hard for you to reason with them, if that is the case.
There are some fun and challenging video games out there today. Some of these can have a lot of benefits. They can also prove to be very addicting. Just like anything else in life, balance is needed.