Lego Dimensions

In the ‘80’s and ‘90’s, kids loved Legos. In this generation, the company has upped the ante and brought the toy blocks to life. It has also included superheroes and characters such as Batman, the Fantastic Beasts and the Ghostbusters in different storylines.

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10 Video Games That Teach

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Kids start learning how to type early, and adults continue to practice typing especially when they need it for work. This action adventure game hit the spot for those who love games and strive to type faster as well.

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A phenomenal following by kids and kids at heart have made this game so popular and trendy. With several modes to choose from, this game which lets players build anything with different cubes and fluids will surely enthrall kids who love to create from their imagination.

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This one’s a bit more for the adults, but kids these days sometimes are into games that are a bit more advanced for their age. This game involves an office worker in a corporate structure going through a day at work.

Despite the fact that video games teach kids and help them love to learn, parents and educators still should not throw caution to the wind and just allow them to spend a lot of time ensconced on the computer and their gadgets. 

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There are a lot of learning games to choose from on this website that would provide endless hours of learning fun. It also includes a kids’ show, an app for parents, books, and instructions for activities kids can play in school and at home

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Although it is sometimes compared to Minecraft, this game is an extensive multiplayer game which allows kids and adults to create their own game using blocks or bricks much like Legos.

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The brain should always be fit and healthy just like the rest of the body, and this game will help kids and parents work out together. It also includes a Daily Exam mode that tracks your progress and can be viewed on a monthly chart.

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A crazy scientist and his equally crazy experiments always spell fun for kids who love puzzles, inventing things and machines. They can invent their contraptions and put them all to work in this award-winning game.

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Who doesn’t love solving puzzles? Imagine exploring an island filled with puzzles and mazes to crack. Kids love challenges, even really difficult ones in video games, so there’s no question why this one was quite a hit.

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Kids in Japan and other countries are loving this art training simulation that can be played on a Nintendo DS gaming console. It has a Lessons and Free paint mode, all packed with everything that children could learn about basic art and art appreciation.

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Video Games Can Teach You Personal Accountability

The reward our brains feel when accomplishing something in a game teaches us to focus our own actions and helps us control the situations around us. Lessons like this are easily applied in the real world.

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Kids Addicted to Videogames
  • When we see kids playing videogames all day, we think they are addicted, and that it is harmful.
  • In most cases, there is no addiction, but just overindulgence,
  • In cases they do seem addicted, it may be due to some unmet psychological needs.

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Kids' Video Game Obsession Isn't Really About Video Games. It's About Unmet Psychological Needs.

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A new disorder

The World Health Organization officially added a new disorder to the section on substance use and addictive behaviors : gaming disorder

A gaming disorder is defined as an overly and uncontainable preoccupation with video games — the obsession results in significant personal, social, academic or occupational impairment for at least 12 months.

However,  the idea that someone can be addicted to a behavior, as opposed to a substance, remains contentious.

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Can You Really Be Addicted to Video Games?

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