Video Games - .Theycan ,whodon't us

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The Good Things About Video Games Good-quality video games offer lots of benefits to kids. They can: provide a fun and social form of entertainment encourage teamwork and cooperation when played with others make kids feel comfortable with technology—particularly important for girls, who don't  use technology as much as boys increase children's self-confidence and self-esteem as they master games develop skills in reading, math, and problem-solving improve eye-hand coordination and fine motor skills  Managing Video Game Playing in the Home Studies show that parents rarely play video games with their kids and have little knowledge of  the themes, characters or ratings of the games their kids play. Your kids are much more likely to  follow your advice if you show them you are genuinely interested in their video game playing. Get involved: When your kids are young, choose video games for them. Look for games that don't  contain violence or stereotyping. Talk to other parents for advice and suggestions of  good  games. For  more  information   see  the  Choosing  Good  Games for Your  Kids  section. Always check the rating on a game before renting or buying it. As they get older, talk to your kids about the games they like and be there when they  buy or rent them. Sit down and play with your kids, particularly if they have a new game and you're unsure  of the content. (Be aware that games can become more violent as you play them longer, 
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so be prepared to invest some time in playing a new game with them.) If possible, have your computer or video game console in a public area of your house so 
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This note was uploaded on 02/25/2010 for the course MEDIA 34539 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '10 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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Video Games - .Theycan ,whodon't us

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