Do parents use video games to teach their kids math?

Posted on

My answer to Do parents use video games to teach their kids math?

Answer by Thomas Zerbarini:

We've used a few online websites that use games to reinforce math skills. The kids love to play the games and they're learning as they do it. The games were just a small piece to big learning picture. We still stuck to the basics as well, just supplemented with occasional games to mix it up a bit and make it more fun.

Also, I have found that playing an instrument increases cognitive function and helps with critical thinking and math skills. Check out this article:

18 Benefits of Playing a Musical Instrument

To introduce my kids to playing music, we would play Rock Band on the Wii. They loved to sing and play the drums, guitar and keyboard. It was a family activity that blossomed into somewhat of a weekly tradition on the weekends.

We love music and playing games together, even video games sometimes in moderation. I think the most important part was that we spent time together learning and playing.

Thomas Zerbarini

Do parents use video games to teach their kids math?

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s