Video Games Give Benefits To Kids Say Parents

Posted: Oct 17 2008, 9:19am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 11:06am CDT, in News | Gaming

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A new study from Sony Online Entertainment LLC has shown that parents are seeing benefits of kids playing video games. The survey was published exclusively in the November issue of Family Circle and suggests that parents are seeing improvements in hand/eye coordination, problem solving and typing skills.

According to the survey, games are teaching kids to think strategically. The survey found that 70% of parents who participated have seen problem solving skills improve since the kids started playing games. Key study findings include 75% of participants attribute educational value and improved hand/eye coordination to games. 84% saw an increase in typing skills after kids played PC games, 72% say kids play online games with other people some or all of the time and 80% say their kids play games in a common area of the house.

"Family video game nights are becoming incredibly popular with the variety of games out there," said Linda Fears, editor-in-chief, Family Circle magazine. "Parents and children of all ages are finding games to play together, no matter what each person's experience level."

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