Can Cognitive Development and Fun Be Used in the Same Sentence?
As parents, we're greatly concerned about our children's cognitive development, about giving them sufficient tools to cope with the ever complicating world around them and for being able to turn into independent, responsible and contributing members of society, or, if that's too presumptuous, to at least be happy and do as little damage as possible while they're at it.
One of the greatest ways to achieve all of those goals and gain some quality time with your kids is playing computer games designed for their age, games preferably not focused on recklessly driving the streets of an otherwise innocent city wielding a 4-foot-broadsword, dismembering unsuspecting bystanders and sipping on Vodka or any other drink of choice.
Computer games for kids are diversified and fit all preferences, platforms and genres. Common games include different versions of drawing games, variations of puzzles, games that are based on dexterity and nimbleness of thought and others.
Computer games for kids, such as Magic Whiteboard, MinuteMatch, Jigsaw Eagle and others, are excellent for spending some great educational time with your kids while achieving numerous important goals such as enhancing their cognitive capabilities, abstract thinking prowess, logic, structured thinking, etc. Computer games are also a great means for kids of all ages to express themselves, for you to learn a little bit about their hidden thoughts or things not yet shared and for enhancing their computer literacy and proficiency which is undoubtedly a crucial tool in today's technological world.
However, beyond the many benefits of computer games you should be aware of inappropriate content on some games, about reliable sources from which you get these games (in order to avoid spyware, adware and other forms of malware) and the amount of time spent by your kids in front of the computer monitor instead of attending to their homework, completing their house chores or simply playing outside with other friends as was once custom in some remote and unknown countries.