How Do Video Games Help Children?

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Video games help children excel in today 's world. Children are introduced to technology at a young age; whether that technology is a full sized computer or Leapfrog, a child has interacted with it. Leapfrog is a great introduction for adolescents, it teaches kids the bare necessities that are needed when they start school (basic math and English). Technology is always changing, there is always something new out to help children progress further. Playing video games is a great way to improve an adolescent 's dexterity and with regular use can help improve motor skills, hand eye coordination and problem solving strategies. Schools should be integrated with video games just as Chatham Central High School is (gaming club and mouse squad).
Mouse squad was created in the 2013-2014 school year; it was created by Mrs. Hayes to help students and teachers with technical difficulties. Mouse squad brings together students with technical expertise and allows them to learn more for any interest in the technical field, it is active during empower hour and during this time, they speak to those who are having computer problems and together, they help resolve them (Phillips). The club is
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Scientifically, there are many ways that a child can improve these skills but video games are the fastest and most convenient way to increase these skills. A common misconception about video games is that they can cause obesity or physical activity, causing a child to be a “couch potato” but this has not a fact, only excessive gaming can cause this, however, games that provide interaction or allow movement help encourage physical activity. There are many popular games that motivate its user to be physically active, such as, the Just Dance series, Zumba, Wii Sports, Kinect Sports, Disney Fantasia (2014), and Xbox

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