If you’re a parent, you might be worried about your child spending too much time on video games. After all, there is evidence that gaming can lead to health issues like obesity and behavioral problems. However, games don’t have to be bad. In fact, gaming can actually be healthy for kids! Playing games with your kids is a great way to bond with them – plus it’s fun!
Minecraft is a sandbox game where players can build and create their own worlds. It’s a great game for kids because it encourages creativity and problem solving. Players must use materials found in the world to construct tools, build structures and fight off monsters that come out at night. You don’t need to know how to code or draw blueprints to play Minecraft; you just need an imaginative mind!
The game also teaches kids about physics: for example, when building a house you’ll have to consider how much weight it can hold before it collapses (and trust me, there’s nothing worse than building something only to watch it collapse). If you’re interested in learning more about this amazing game then check out our article here: What is Minecraft?
- Journey is all about the story.
- It is a game that is easy to play, but difficult to master.
- It is best played with a friend (or child).
- The gameplay mechanics are simple, but that doesn’t mean this game isn’t challenging!
- Madeline, a young woman trying to climb a mountain.
- Madeline’s goal is to climb the mountain in one piece, but she must confront her inner demons along the way.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a game that your whole family can play together. It’s a great way for kids to learn about money, how to manage it and spend wisely. The game also teaches about the environment as you explore your neighborhood and help out animals in need.
This game will set your child on the right path by giving them valuable skills that they can use later in life!
Mario Kart Series
You’ve probably heard of Mario Kart, a racing video game that has been around since 1992. The series is popular among children and adults alike, so it’s safe to say your child will enjoy playing it with you. It’s a great way to spend time together and get exercise!
This game has many different versions for all ages and preferences. For example, there are Mario Kart 64 (N64), Mario Kart DS (DS), and even some more recent games like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on Nintendo Switch that came out in 2017.
These games are usually based on characters from the Super Mario Bros franchise but also feature other popular Nintendo characters like Kirby from Kirby’s Dreamland or Link from Legend of Zelda!
The Nintendo switch is a hybrid console that you can take on the go, or play in your home. It has many games that are rated E10+, and it’s easy enough for young children to use.
Overcooked 2 is a cooking simulation game in which you have to work together with other players to make food, serve it, and clean up the mess (and if anyone has ever tried making food with your kids, you know how messy it can get). The game starts off with easy recipes that are simple enough for even a young child to accomplish on their own. As the levels progress, however, they become more difficult—for example, there may be more ingredients involved or complicated instructions. In this way, Overcooked 2 teaches teamwork skills as well as patience and organization for younger children who may not have developed these skills yet.
Pokemon Let’s Go! Eevee! & Pokemon Let’s Go! Pikachu!
Pokemon Let’s Go! Eevee! & Pokemon Let’s Go! Pikachu! are remakes of Pokemon Yellow for the Nintendo Switch, and they’re great for kids of all ages. The game is rated for players ages 7 and up, but anyone who has some experience playing video games will be able to pick up on how it works pretty quickly. The controls are intuitive—you can use motion sensing or buttons to control the game—and there aren’t too many complicated mechanics to learn at once that might overwhelm a younger child. Plus, since this is an older title being brought back into circulation, there are plenty of YouTube tutorials out there so parents can help teach their kids what they need to know before they get started with their own adventure in Kanto. And because it’s an RPG (role-playing game) with turn-based combat mechanics similar to Final Fantasy VII or Chrono Trigger instead of action titles like Kingdom Hearts or Devil May Cry, combat isn’t fast-paced enough that young children will get frustrated trying unsuccessfully over and over again until they beat the boss; it gives them time between battles where they can relax while still learning new skills along the way without feeling overwhelmed by failure after failure during gameplay sessions when trying something new would otherwise be discouraging rather than encouraging for kids who haven’t had much practice yet.”
Stardew Valley is an RPG that centers on the player’s character working on their grandfather’s farm and building up their own town. You’ll get to befriend fellow townsfolk, explore mines, and collect various items. The game offers a wide variety of activities such as fishing, mining, tending crops, cooking along with romance options for your character. Its music and friendly atmosphere make it enjoyable even if you don’t usually play video games.
The gameplay involves exploring different areas of the map and completing goals in order to progress within each area as well as unlocking new locations on the map itself (which you only do once). In addition to this there are several mini games such as fishing where you can catch anything from fish all the way up through sharks!
The setting could be considered idealistic but overall I found it charming especially when paired with its soundtrack which adds more emotion than any other game I’ve played before!
I will admit however that this game isn’t perfect; there were times when my computer would freeze up while trying to load something from one section over into another area which caused me a lot trouble during certain quests because there’s only so many times one can restart without getting bored.”
Wii Sports Resort
Wii Sports Resort is a video game for the Wii console, released in 2009. It is the sequel to Wii Sports, and is one of the few games that support the Wii MotionPlus accessory. The game consists of a collection of various sports games, which are played using the Wii Remote. The player can choose from nine different activities: archery (which includes both standard target shooting and balloon popping), baseball (with either a bat or a sword), bowling (with either bowling balls or boomerangs), boxing (where you can punch your opponent as much as you’d like), golfing (+/-5 strokes per hole), jet skiing (+/-3 seconds on each wave of power boost), karate chop practice(!), rafting/surfing+/-4 seconds per wave if timed correctly+/-5 seconds if not+/-2 points for performing tricks+/+2 points for performing tricks on both sides of wave before jumping off board
Gaming can be a great way to spend time with your kids.
Gaming can be a great way to spend time with your kids. If you’ve got young children who are tech savvy and curious about the digital world, it’s important to understand that gaming is an activity that can provide benefits for them in the long term. Here are some ways gaming can help:
- Gaming encourages physical activity. As we learned earlier this week, games like Minecraft encourage players to get creative by building structures from blocks. These types of games also encourage gamers to use their hands while they play (depending on which controller they prefer). The more active you are while playing video games, the better!
- Gaming helps kids learn how to problem solve and work through challenges together as a team or group. When playing certain types of games—especially those where teamwork is required—players will have opportunities to collaborate with each other and communicate effectively so everyone wins at the end of the day! This type of skill development is something we all need in order for us all work together effectively at our jobs too!
- Gaming promotes creativity when working within constraints imposed by levels or game rulesets (like how many moves available etc). Again, because there are so many different styles/types out there now; there will always be something new trying out soon enough as well–such as [new platforms](https://www
So, when you sit down to play games with your kids, remember that the process is just as important as the end result. The benefits of playing games together go far beyond any concrete skills they may learn. You’ll be helping them develop their social skills, explore new worlds and ideas, improve their hand-eye coordination—all while spending quality time together! And if you’re worried about how much time they spend on screens today, keep in mind that playing games with your children can actually help you regulate this behavior. Try setting limits for yourself and sticking to them; put your own phone away before taking out theirs. Or experiment with alternate activities like going outside or reading books together (but not both at once). The most important thing is to remember that even if it feels like you’re losing control over technology use at times—including its impact on our kids—you can still make a positive difference by being involved in their lives consistently each day (whether through direct interaction or simply being present around them).