If we allow our sons and daughters to play kids games online, this most likely means more than just kids games websites are visited. Sooner or later, curiosity most likely brings kids to explore other online services. Both good and bad may come of kids’ communication online. Are you ready to sort it all out?
Fathers, if somebody tells you that free games for kids may replace free talks with you, that online free kids games are somehow more valued by children, do we have some good news for you! Those who say that “game websites for kids today are more authoritative for kids than the older generation” or “chatting on an online kids game with peeps is a better way to relax than talking in the dining room with old fogeys” don’t have their finger on the pulse of the younger generation.
“The secret to happiness – speak to your father”: we think this headline in The Telegraph has it right. “Young people who said they talked seriously to their dads ‘most days’ gave themselves an 87 per cent score on a happiness scale compared with 79 per cent for those who said they hardly ever spoke to their fathers in this way,” wrote the paper, based on findings made by the University of York and released by the Children’s Society.
When you’re a child, you can drop in to play a Driving Kids online game and enjoy educative games for children. But you grow, and all of the Driving Kids educational games have been explored, all the in-game awards have been won… The older you are, the simpler kids online games appear… You think that soon your own child will register on Driving Kids and meet their old buddy Arnie…
Nevertheless, your curiosity is still strong, and you search for new educational things to do online…
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If after playing kids’ online games your child asks you for a certain kind of candy, cereal or similar product, hurry up and make sure what online game your kid is playing. Every online game for kids may be educational, of course: the question is what exactly things kids are taught while playing!
“UC Davis public health researchers have found that children … are the targets of a new medium used to sell high-fat, high-sugar foods: advergames,” we find out from Science Centric.
Online games for kids are more than entertainment! They can educate children online, and they do it in different ways.
Kids may be easily influenced by social and cultural happenings, of which advertising is among the most insidious. It appears without knocking at your door, it exists here and there, and it determines your lifestyle… It catches you when you aren’t ready to resist, for example, when reading a magazine, eating cornflakes for breakfast or looking for Internet online games for kids.
A special educational website for kids about how ads work has recently appeared… Read more…
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Many things mean more than it seems at the first look. Take, for example, Arnie’s head (please take it carefully!): how does it look like? Free your imagination: is it a mug with hidden handle? Or a watering can from the Sun Shower fun online game? Or a Flash Gamm! winner’s cup?.. This imaginational children’s game don’t waste the time: that’s how kids learn to maintain their creative skills online!
Just look to what results this fun kids’ game may lead when kids have paper, pencils… and when their flight of fancy is directed at the certain way! Google is now conducting one of its most touching online competition for children called Doodle 4 Google.
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Raise your hands those who like free educational games for kids! By the way, what exactly hand did you raise, left or right? After reading Graeme Paton’s article “Left-handed children ’struggling at school’” in The Telegraph, Driving Kids Team made a small ‘leftscussion’ sharing things we know about left-handed people…
Fathers, do you feel envy that there’re more cool websites for kids than for dads? Relax and take the keybord away from the child: a new website for fathers, http://www.dadsforlife.sg/, was launched few days ago by Dads for Life movement (Singapore).
As TODAYonline.com (Singapore) writes, new fathers’ website “can help fathers keep abreast of the latest research on fatherhood, as well as allow them to recommend books for fellow dads to read and discuss father-related issues.”
Education is highly appreciated in the homeland of Mahatma Gandhi, and not only among parents, but children themselves as well. Few countries in the world may boast of such a thing! So we hope that you will consider the recommendations given in the article “Are you pushing your child too much?” published in Indian DNA (Daily News & Analysis).
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A curious approach to the parents-oriented books
Smart Play Smart Toys
How to raise a child with a high PQ – play quotient
Stevanne Auerbach (aka Dr. Toy), Ph.D
Book’ Key Point:
“To assist your child in succeeding with skill-building, we will look at different ways your child uses toys, and you’ll become informed about finding the right toys, and skilled at helping child expand his or her PQ”
Have you ever tried to talk about upbringing as about an amazing game? As far as we are children games’ developers, we’ll try to do that way, defining “genres” of literature about upbringing and children development in own original and a little bit “digital” way…
Childhood: user-guide, FAQ, walkthrough
There’re some books for parents which similar to hardware or software manual or user’s guide: highly informative, precise, strict, comprehensive, and with a note of thank to the Dear Reader (Customer, Parent) at the first page. There’re also books which look like FAQ: more user-friendly, may be read from any page, useful in certain cases (but seem to be useless when readers ask more complicated questions than “How to pay for my account” or “How to calm the youngster down in the supermarket”).
And, there’re books which resemble role-played games’ walkthrough. It specifies frames, notices the characters and items you shouldn’t pass by, shows the secret doors – shortly, focuses on significant things you may disregard. You think you can do without a walkthrough… until you once have it.
Walkthrough’s main distinction from another “genres” is that it gives you a presence effect. It features everything without eliminating the magic, the atmosphere, the quintessence of the world described. That’s why we put Stevanne Auerbach’ “Smart Play Smart Toys” on our “walkthrough” bookshelf – among our own magic wand, mysterious box with everything-kids-need, and the sincerest and wisest books focused on children’ development.