Game websites for kids, of course, are not the only place where young schoolchildren get together. But we’d still bet that there could hardly be more kid-attractive websites than ones with free games for kids. Although we would not at all mind if the situation were to change! And some wise people think that soon there will be more learning-oriented kids online… Games, step aside!
Microsoft’s co-founder also predicts that habitual studies may lose some of their importance, while other formats of involving children in learning might gain.
Kids’ frequent indifference to school studies may owe to the superiority of teaching, not learning: we wrote about this earlier. We believe that bringing personal interest back into classrooms, if these emotions have ever been present there, should be the true object of changes in education.
If kids online games have evolved from simple ABC kids games to complicated but fun educational games for kids, why shouldn’t education be able to make such a transformation as well?
Let’s together make an effort to reinforce our kids’ desire for learning — without forgetting, as Oscar Wilde is quoted as saying, “Education is a wonderful thing, provided you always remember that nothing worth knowing can ever be taught.”