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Kids at play: the educational value of gaming and party games

Posted on: December 4, 2009

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Party games, gaming, playing strategies recreation and leisure are nowadays object of increasing attention. The educational value of party games and gaming activities plays a certain role in the education and growth of the child. New studies and disciplines train teachers and educators more prepared and professional in offering party games and gaming activities to support the educational development of children.

The best party games for kids and adults can be divided into group games, outdoor and indoor games, skill games and board games. Party games and tournaments are also great occasions to improve group socialization and discussion and to establish solid team works.

But before endorsing this educational path we should really understand what play means to children:
Playing a game for a kid means bring into play all his skills, learn problem solving, confront himself with others, have fun and enjoy his time with others.
In this view party games and gaming activities begun a powerful training tool for children and a valuable teaching support for educators even for older kids (thinking of board games skill games, quiz games, trivia, puzzles, brain teasers and riddles). Educational gaming activities have the ability to combine and elaborate in different ways data and information and concentrate into few moves or actions an entire universe of meanings and symbols. Once you’re in the game you can change your point of view, analyze and evaluate your own experiences. For example this is very true in sports, especially for children and teenagers.
In the playing activity, players show their personalities and characteristics, their feelings and thoughts, cooperating and interacting with their opponents to accomplish a common goal at the end of the game.
Party games and gaming activities are essential for the educational development of a kid and should accompany al his growth, making him laugh and enjoy his life from 0 to 90 years old.
For adults there are also other kind of games especially on internet as spicy games and other skill games.

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1 Response to "Kids at play: the educational value of gaming and party games"

great post, we do need to get kids active and playing outdoors in the fresh air!

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