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Kids Educational Games: Turning The Tide

Apr 4, 2008
Some parents have awesome children when it comes to school work. Their children are fine with school, so their parents never have to bribe them to do their homework; they never have wars over how to do math or why they have to learn "stupid" geography; there are never any tears. Their children naturally adore learning and soak everything up like a sponge, regularly bringing home smiley faces on their papers.

Other parents aren't so blessed when it comes to education. Their children resisted school from the beginning. They refuse to do homework despite punishment, cajoling, and pleading. Angry, they turn the shortest assignments into battlegrounds, and they complain that school is too irrelevant. Parents are miserable; their children are miserable. Facing all the years of public school ahead of them seems like a living nightmare.

Education does not have to remain a scene of strife, however. Chances are, the kid who hates school is, at the same time, a wild about computer or video games. Why not take advantage of that obsession for games and put games to work teaching your child the subjects he needs for school? Kids' educational games are a learning tool most children take to like dogs to bones! The format is already popular to most youngsters-bright animation, successively challenging levels to master, and the thrill of personal achievement at "beating" a game. Making the move to educational games is painless for them.

Both classroom teachers and parents have adopted learning games as a way to help children excel, indulge a specific interest like geography or history, or memorize rote mathematics elements such as addition/subtraction facts. There are games for every grade and every subject in school. Kids adore learning games, and parents and teachers can offer them as an educational tool without feeling guilty. These are computer games everyone can feel good about.
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