Education, we all know children begin attending school at a young age, but what about video games? What happens when education and video games are written in the same sentence? In some cases, parents forbid the use of video games alongside studies, yet this can be changed as it has been shown that playing video games can actually help your kid the more at school. Want to learn how? Keep on reading.
According to a research done in RMIT University located in Melbourne, Australia those students who incorporate gaming into their days while attending school do better in subjects like math, reading and writing, and science.
Not to go under technical details or something like that imagine you are playing a Role-Playing Game (involving math). You have your health points to look out for while you play to see if they decrease or need to increase in order to continue playing.
Now, you find a health item, it is time to see how much HP (health points) such item will recover to see much HP you will get back. By doing that, while your conscience is focused on healing up, your unconscious is doing the math for you, and that is something video games do while entertaining players: teaching them. Of course, not all video games fit the bill for this, but you get the idea.
Due to this fact, mixing video games with education can have positive effects, one just need to know which game our children will be playing. Online gaming? That also helps, just make sure your kids are actually playing video games and not scrolling and watching memes on social media.
That might help them laugh or develop other skills not related to studies, so that can wait until your child has been in contact with education, either by traditional standards or by video games. Balance is key to one’s education, and even more with kids.