How Children Can Learn from Educative Online Games
Posted on: January 22, 2022.

Author: PRABHUKRISHNA M | CONTENT CREATOR/CHIEF EDITOR | YOKIBU EDITORIAL

Most parents worry about the fact that the advent and rapid spread of computer/laptop-based and smartphone-based video games have resulted in children reading books taking a back seat.

However, much to the relief of parents, there has arrived a lot of games for the knowledge of children to improve—innovative, useful games that interested children can learn through playing on their devices.

Games are available across categories that are distinctive—phonics, science, math, arcade, preschool, and subject-based, or grade-based.

Furthermore, kids aged different years have gaming levels that are respectively different. There are games for children up to 12 years of age, for 4- and 3-year-olds, and for also toddlers aged 0-2 years.

Grade-based games—from pre-school up to Grade 6—are also available for children to choose correspondingly. Games are categorized grade-wise, starting from pre-school and Primary School grades.

Math games, preschool-specific curriculum- and activity-based games, letter writing, Connect the Stars, memory-building games, Word Scramble, clueless crossword, and music games are categorically available.

If pronunciation is something children need to improve and it requires learning the English alphabets, there are games for such pre-schoolers which helps them learn and speak developmentally.

Children learn the concept of numbers as taught by the game Connect the Stars. Cup Skating, Juggling, and Connect Four are highly entertaining activity-based games for kids.

These games help children improve the power of their concentration and knowledge, while ideas that are innovative manifest in such children.

Games like Tic Tac Toe, “Whack a Difference”, and more, help children find and develop language proficiency by themselves.

Bobo Snake, Math Man, Math Search, and more such games—in the pre-school category—impart knowledge for kids in mathematics by guiding and improving it for them.

There are tricks to hack difficult concepts in math and help kids get innovate at it. And the little more deeper kids think about it, the better at math they become, through games like The Ivy’s Meadow and Quick Math.

Games on animal forms and names, science concepts, spelling, reading, vocabulary, and mathematics are those contained in that category of games dedicated to academic subjects in their school curriculum.

As mathematics is the subject most children find difficult to master at school, there are specific games for each math learning step—Quick Calculate develops a child who is quick to perform mathematical operations.

For quick execution of basic yet specific operations like Division, Multiplication, Subtraction, and Addition, children would find games such as Picture Maths especially useful for improving their calculative precision.

Letters Blocks, Hangman, Crossword Puzzle, and Bouncing Letters are games in the “Word Games” category using which the skill of building a vocabulary is inculcated in kids.

In the Spelling Games category are a couple of interesting games—Typing Monster and Word Bug—through which a juvenile vocabulary is developed. Skill in typing is improved with “The Typing of the Ghosts.”

“World Capitals Quiz” is a game that imparts in kids, knowledge about capital cities around the world. Furthermore, skill in reading is improved by the “Reading Game”.

Ball Control, the funny Akita Kanto Festival, Gold Fishing and Balloons are games in the Science category which helps children acquire and exhibit the capacity to think and reason logically.

The power of concentration is developed in kids with the help of “The Hare and The Tortoise” game under the category “Animal Games”. Children develop the enhanced capacity to calculate by playing “Addington”.

From the parenting aspect of using educational game apps for learning, there are those who agree that it improves the problem solving abilities of children.

Proceeding to the next level of the game requires a child-player to apply his/her mind to solving level-based goals and challenges. However, parents feel that children don’t finish playing until long.

It is before the device hosting these games that children sit glued, and even their lunch and dinner they skip. As a remedy for this problem, the parent of a Standard VII student mentioned…

…that it is for only a stipulated period of time, and that too only on weekends, that he allows his son to play games on his device.

Another thing parents must ensure is that their children only play educational games and not unproductive and detrimentally addictive games such as arcade- and action-oriented ones.



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