Seeing our children trying to learn or understand certain notions, reminds us the times we were in school, facing the same problems, and it’s a little frustrating. Back then, we only had the classic books, and that’s about all.
Luckily, now we have a few extra options when dealing with our children’s education: the computers, the Internet, and the educational computer games. It’s a pleasant way to study while playing. Besides, when you learn from pleasure, you can store information more easily, and then retrieve it even after a long period of time. What a relief! To see a child learning in a more facile manner, and enjoying it!
From the children point of view, it’s encouraging to see that it was actually easy to learn something; that motivates them and make them feel confident that they could learn even more and more new things. Our duty as parents is to encourage them towards personal development, by learning new and useful things. We have to lead them to the right path, motivate them and encourage them to feel more self confident.
And it’s so easy to do that by making it all seems like a game. Children love games, they love to play! Don’t take this little pleasure away from them! Since nowadays we have so many educational games on the market, learning becomes easier. Besides, educational games are especially made to be very stimulating and challenging for the learning process. They can encourage the children in becoming winners. There are games with special steps that need to be followed in order to accede to a next level. And what can be more stimulating for a child in becoming creative, responsible and organized, than an educational computer game!
There are specific games for different age groups. For example, for preschool children, there are games that create a school atmosphere and allow the kids to become more familiar with the next step of their life: going to school.
For the school children or high scholars, the games are more advanced, integrating new fantastic things, stimulating logical thinking, creativity and imagination. For example, such games are backgammon, or chess. And with the Internet revolution, it’s impossible not to find the suitable game for your child, among hundreds of free online games!
I think it’s better to encourage your child in learning computer skills and playing educational games, than learn the “street code”. You can encourage your child to form a small study group, with other children, where they can learn by playing together educational games, interacting. You just have to know how to lead them properly, help them when needed and congratulate them for every little success they have. After all, it’s well known that you become the average of the 10 people surrounding you! And believe me, you don’t want your child to rise with a street gang and become one of them.
Think that a good on line educational game and your leading hand can make you a good parent, and your child can become a good citizen. And it all starts with a game!