A study carried out by the University of Rochester has found that children who have mastered and played video games were usually quick thinkers and possessed better hand-eye co-ordination compared to others.
This has been reported in The Telegraph dated the 9th of June 2012.
They have observed that students who play video games like Space Invaders and football penalty shootouts on a regular basis obtain better scores in GCSE English, Maths and sciences.
In the language of professionals, skills in such video games promote what is known as ‘stealth learning’ – that is, they unwittingly acquire key skills while engrossed in games of this nature.
Moreover, these games helped to develop a competitive thinking of excelling over the opponent.
Yet another advantage is that it provides students an opportunity to continue their learning outside of school regular lessons.
Hence, do not discourage kids from playing video games – it will do them a world of good because such games will help them to hone their latent skills.
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