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3 Benefits of Game-Based Learning

3 Benefits of Game-Based Learning

3 Benefits of Game-Based Learning

One of life’s greatest moments is raising a child.  As a parent, you take pride in your child’s development and accomplishments.  Children begin to rapidly improve their skills during infancy, especially in the area of physical development and language.  Educational games help develop certain skills.   Entertainment is important for your child,  and so is building educational skills.  Fortunately, several educational games for kids are available on the market to make it possible for kids to have fun while learning important skills.  Learning through play is primarily how children learn.  This can be role-playing, solving puzzles, or playing games.  The 3 benefits of game-based learning are improving fine motor skills, problem-solving skills and increase attention span.

Motor Skill Development

For toddlers, some games that will enhance fine-motor skills may include:

  • lacing
  • sorting toys or
  • large crayons for artwork
  • experimentation with hands and fingers to manipulate small items

Your child will practice fine motor skills as they learn how to use the mouse on computers. ABCmouse.com  Full Online Preschool-Kindergarten.  As children continue to play these games it will provide ample opportunities for using and mastering fine motor skills.

Problem Solving

Problem-solving skills are critical for any child to develop. Effective problem-solving skills are conducive to a positive learning environment.  Developing this skill during childhood will make them more productive adults.  Kids who lack the correct skills to solve problems will become frustrated easily, making high school and college difficult.  Higher level games such as chess that require critical thinking skills assist in developing the brain to rationalize, think logically, and learn how to find solutions to problems rather than surrendering. All of these skills are imperative lifelong skills.

Attention Span

Preschoolers have several centers set up because this age group has short attention spans.  Students can move freely and explore each center.  Growing a child’s attention span requires providing ample opportunities to play games that are educational and engaging.  Frequent engaging games will be stimulating to children.  In time they will learn to sit at projects for extended periods of time.

Finding appropriate toys are essential.  Fun educational games will promote learning, allow opportunities for interaction, and demonstrate that learning is fun.

 

All the best,

Tania Sims

Smart and Snazzy Kids

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