Computer games and children
A child who is guided from childhood in the computer feels more confident because he gets an access to the modern world.
Some computer games are the same classes as everyone knows that the child is much easier to attract to the game than having to add numbers or to learn the alphabet. When a child plays computer games, he enters a magical world that is so similar to a real one.
How not to get lost in the mirror world?
In computer games the most dangerous – this is the effect of the presence, when the baby begins to get acquainted with the computer. The smallest child understands that a cartoon is something that it is not directly related. He is an observer. Unlike cartoons computer games are constructed so that the player in what is happening feels like a party. Even an adult can be very difficult to return to the real world, what can we say about the kid that barely separates fantasy from reality. It is necessary to press the button, and fly with someone, fight with dragons or dancing at the ball.
The need to return to a world of fantasy, this is one of the first symptoms of psychological dependence, and sometimes even an adult is hard to get rid of it.
It’s really not as scary as it sometimes seems at first glance. Experience shows that in the first place to kibersvijeta tend those children in whom the computer is a lightning rod. However, the price of peace, when the child is not rampant, not demands attention, can be very high. Much wiser first virtual space to turn into a zone of cooperation, which you will learn with your child.
In addition, the child’s world to be filled with bright real events and adventures.
The logic is creativity?
Those who are supporters of computer games, emphasize that educational games are beneficial to children’s intelligence. And all this is fine, but in that case, if the development of analytical and logical abilities’t inhibit the creative and emotional thinking.
Remember that you need to balance computer intellectual creative activities with real activity. Because if the kid will play games that are not related to the solution of logical problems, for example, paints a picture or learning a foreign language, he has been working actively only the cortex of the brain responsible for logical thinking.
Don’t want to read!
Today is the epidemic of child dyslexia: children don’t want to read, and very often can not fully understand the meaning of what was read. The reasons for this are not explained, but not least is associated with the fact that the children have an interactive sources of information to get and easier to digest than the book.
To avoid dyslexia, it is necessary previously to interest the child reading than he will get acquainted with the computer and the child must be taught to be a thinking reader. This can help a computer. For example, you can find kids online community where peers discuss read books, etc.
The game of good and evil
Psychologists warn that computer games are very often the catalyst for aggression and hyperactivity in children. But does that really need to protect children from computer games?
There are plenty of great games for kids that can benefit your baby. The boys on the threshold of school age begin to demand from parents of aggressive shooters and cunning action. In this case, you can direct the energy of the child in a peaceful way, you need to addiction to his “strategies”, which well develop analytical and logical abilities, and at the same time and expanding horizons.
For example, the strategic game of fantasy “Heroes of might and magic” will appeal to preschoolers and younger students. Virtual constructors are well develop logical thinking. Using the data constructors can build unimaginable engineering structures that operate in accordance with physical laws. The most interesting designer – «Incredible mechanics”.
You can teach a kid playing chess ” get “Chessmaster”. She would be delighted four to five year old children: this game can be set so that it’s real Queens and kings, knights, soldiers who will fight, ride on horseback.
When the child masters the home computer, he ever still find yourself on the world wide web.
Online as in the real world, there are libraries and museums, shops and theme parks. Here in life to meet a good man who could become a friend and you – a maniac or a swindler. Does this mean that the need to protect children from the influence of the Internet? The prohibitions in this case will not achieve anything. As it is still ever gonna get into the Internet. So instead of prohibitions, you need to think about the remedies. This will teach your child primarily use the Internet for good.
If you want to find the answer to an intelligent question, go with the child into the network and find the answer, because on the Internet you can find websites about nature and many other things even for the youngest users. Also with the baby you can visit the library or the virtual Museum, to participate in the competition or intellectual Olympiad.
You can pick up a theme developing slides that will acquaint children with the world. Such presentations can be viewed as very young children and older.
You must teach the child to use a search engine. For example, if a child asked you a “smart” question about the structure of the atom, offer to look for the answer together with a computer. Tell the child how to use a computer to obtain the necessary information, for example, compare the quality of goods and price, are looking for a flight schedule, booking the tickets.
However, it is naive to assume that if the child would be in the Network, it will only limited cognitive resources. You can install on your computer a special filter, it will filter out the resources that contain pornography and call for aggression. There are special programs, for example, “Internet nanny” with her help, you will be able to draw a picture of a wandering child on the Internet, and if you see any suspicious traces, will be able to take action using the menu. Internet Explorer has a built-in filter. The program “stop baby” and “the games” will help to limit the time your child spends on the computer.