During simpler times, when technology was gradually catching up with people, kids used to play outside. These days with the advent of technology, it has become very tough to find kids outside in the playgrounds and basket ball courts. Technology has given us many different things that have made our life convenient. It has also resulted in the invention of PC and video games that most kids love playing. While parents are completely against PC games, it is not entirely harmful to kids. PC games do teach kids some valuable lessons that will be helpful for them in the future.
A Brief History
PC games also known as computer games are played on a computer and do not have a dedicated gaming console to it. You can either play this online for which you would need an internet connection or download it and play it offline at a time convenient to you. PC games became popular after the launch of the video game ‘crash’ in 1983. As more and more modifications were made to bulk computers and their processors, the gaming industry also underwent some huge changes. In the late 1980’s many popular games like Frogger, space invaders, centipede and Pac man became hugely popular and sold like hot cakes. Later on many companies entered the gaming world with their improvised versions of PC games. These days PC games have separate gaming consoles that offer high quality gaming experience.
If you think video games spoil your kids and keep them away from their academics, think again. Playing PC or video games is said to help children with attention deficit disorders and aid them in gaining social skills. Multiplayer games teaches them team work and decision making ability. A game involving strategy can make your kid more creative and help them think out of the box. Computer games are also known to improve hand-to-eye co-ordination and help them largely in gaining self confidence.
Tips to Parents
Instead of shunning PC games altogether from your kid’s life, you can develop a strategy where you let your kid play PC games for a limited time every day. Make it a point to give academics top priority. When you know your kid is getting stressed due to pressure from school, allow them to play to take their mind off of studies. As parents make sure they are also playing games that induce thinking rather than violent games. Play with them on a weekend or during your free time to give your relationship a boost.