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Kids and Video Games

7 Ways Video Games Will Help Your Kids in School

Kara Loo | Posted 11.04.2014 | Education
Kara Loo

Video games enable students to put themselves in the shoes of a character or immerse themselves in a place or culture that they are learning about in the classroom. These types of interactive experiences get students more excited about the material and support long-term retention.

Minecraft Explained from a Mom Who Gets It (Finally!)

Melissa Maypole | Posted 12.10.2014 | Parents
Melissa Maypole

Since my twelve year-old son has been obsessed with the game for some time now, I thought I'd pick his brain about what exactly is so compelling about the virtual world and what he thinks about the idea of Minecraft in the classroom.

How Video Games Can Instill The Values Your Children Need For Success

Kara Loo | Posted 11.19.2014 | Parents
Kara Loo

Today, games aren't just "fun" or "educational." There are many games that kids and teens will not only love to play, but will also instill the types of behavioral skills Heckman, Tough and Duckworth deem critical to a child's success

With Kids And Video Games, Moderation Is Key

Posted 08.07.2014 | Parents

By: Cari Nierenberg, Contributing writer Published: 08/05/2014 07:44 PM EDT on LiveScience Playing video games for less than an hour a day can h...

WATCH: Dad Hacks 'Donkey Kong' So His Daughter Can Save Mario As Pauline

Posted 03.12.2013 | Parents

Thanks to her talented dad, one 3-year-old gamer can now conquer "Donkey Kong" in a skirt. YouTube user Mike Mika explains that his toddler daughte...

7 Benefits Of Playing Video Games

Babble.com | Posted 04.16.2013 | Parents
Babble.com

Although video gaming should certainly be supervised, there are good reasons why you should let your kids spend a few hours a week building cities or battling aliens.

WATCH: Mom Loses It Over Son's Obsession With Video Games

Posted 11.21.2012 | Parents

Bedtime isn't the only time when parents feel like they're playing Whack-A-Mole. In this new short film, "Glued," produced by four animation stude...

Study Tests Practical Approach To Reducing Kids' Screen Time

Posted 11.05.2012 | Parents

By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK | Mon Nov 5, 2012 12:37am EST (Reuters Health) - A program aimed at reducing the number of hours young children s...

6 Steps To Stress-Free Playdates

Common Sense Media | Posted 09.17.2012 | Parents
Common Sense Media

I don't have a problem with a movie or video game here and there, but I've found that too much of either makes my kids a little nutty. And some of the movies they'd watched at my friend's house made me feel uncomfortable, too.