Recently, Dr. Cheryl Olson, a psychologist working at Harvard Medical School, wrote a report regarding children's play motivation, published in the Review of General Psychology. The report includes research results led by Dr. Cheryl Olson at Harvard Medical School and survey data from interviews with over 1,000 school-aged children. Research shows eight reasons that video games are good for a child's development.
-Teach children creative and problem-solving skills
Video games can help children develop their brains. When watching his son play a game, Dr. Cheryl realized he had to search, negotiate, plan and try approaches to overcome many levels in the game.
-Inspire to learn about culture and history
The content of certain games can encourage children to read and research. Some games make children more interested in world history, geography, ancient culture and international relations. With games like this, children also learn more languages, content, good things for future learning.
-Help children make friends
Contrary to parents, most children see video games as a social activity rather than an independent game. Video games create a common playground for children to make friends, allow them to hang out and create constructive time. In Dr. Cheryl's study, boys like to play games with a group of friends with similar interests and they prefer to talk about games.
In the study of Dr. Cheryl, gamers (especially men) talk about new moves, new tricks on basketball courts, in skateboarding ... have learned from video games about sports. love playing real life sports.
A boy told the team: "In sports simulation games, you find that the characters play very well. If you try to play in real life and keep practicing again and again, you can play well. than".
-Allow your child to share joy and competition
Competition for recognition and reward is normal and healthy for children, especially boys. In a survey by Dr. Cheryl and his team of teenage boys, most admitted to liking competing with others and winning. That is the most common reason for playing games.
-Give children opportunities to lead
When playing a group game, children often take turns taking leadership positions depending on the specific skills needed in the game. In Nick Yee's research at the Palo Alto Research Center, young people who play video games in groups feel they have gained leadership skills such as persuasion, encouragement and reconciliation.
-Provide teaching opportunities
About one-third of children surveyed said they played the game partly because they liked to teach others how to play. Some children are praised by you for constantly finding ways to overcome difficult parts in the game and teaching people. This teaching helps children build communication skills, social skills as well as patience.
-Help parents and children closer together
Dr. Cheryl told the recent story, where she saw a 10-year-old girl teach her mother how to play music games with assistive devices that were identical to a real guitar. Incidentally, the game has some favorite songs from the mother's teenage and college years. It makes her curious and attracted to this game.
02 nov 2019, 03:14
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