Can Video Games Help Your Brain?

September 2005
Scholastic News -- Edition 4;9/26/2005, Vol. 68 Issue 4, p7
This article presents a debate on whether video games help sharpen children's minds. There are some video games that help kids learn about navigation, problem-solving, and perseverance. All of these skills can be used in school. Most kids may not realize that playing video games can help them academically. On the other hand, playing video games can waste children's time when they could be studying. When they play video games, they are just pushing buttons and watching a cartoon, and that is not going to help them learn anything.


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