Girl Games and Games for Boys

Children like computer games as much as you do. Even if they are very young, or even if they are older they are all attracted with this kind of entertainment. There is nothing wrong with that. If you will allow your child or children to get in contact with the computer from an early age they will be more skillful when they will get older and they will really needed. The main thing that you should do is to be really careful when you choose their games. You shouldn’t live them in front of the computer by themselves. This is an activity that should be controlled by parents so children will not over do it so they will not play games that are not that appropriate for their age. Internet can be a dangerous thing for young children if they are not supervised.

There are games created especially for girls and for boys as well. For now lets talk about girls games. For them is quite easy to find games. They are not usually violent, they have mostly pink colors and they are related to dolls or house activities. You can find cooking games, dressing games, Barbie games, Bratz games and many others as well. They can do the manicure to little princesses, do their hair, dress them and undress them. They can learn how to cook pizza, and other stuff. Beside these there are also educational games like puzzles, decorating, painting and others. You can try games like Dancing Penguins, Perfect Wedding cake, Hamster Restaurant, Sparkle Pixie, Nail DIY, Long Hair Princess and many others.

You can find also a large range of games for boys. They won’t dress up any doll. They want to be small heroes, or they want to save the princess. Also boys are more competitive than girls are, so racing games, hunting games, shooting ones and strategy ones are more appropriate for them. There is not a bad thing to be competitive in life, so you should develop this side of theirs. They can also play educational games like puzzles, if they are not with pink ponies on them. So you can go for games like Canyon Race, Sonic Blox, The Fisher, Battleships, Pinch Hitter, Ice Race, Space Race, Ghost Castle and many others.

Gaming and Education Unite – Are Computer Games and Simulation Going to Revolutionize Our Future?

Is the video gaming entertainment industry evolving into a more serious version, or has it come to a fork in the road where one species splits off from another. I am speaking of where entertainment becomes “entercation” or “edutainment” and the technology is being used for training, fun, entertainment, and educational simulation. We all know that pilots train in simulators much of the time, and have seen computer games that are entertaining but the user is actually learning something; like SimCity for instance.

The question is where does entertainment end and training or education start? After all, a young adult playing a video game that is much like future robotic warfare could end up in the military flying UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) like the Predators over in Afghanistan. A teen learning how to design cities and infrastructure could very well become an architect or perhaps a city planner or civil engineer.

Interestingly enough, the jobs of the future will be operator working with machine for a couple of decades or less until the machines can do it themselves based on the data recording of decades of human input training them. During this time the human employee will be getting paid for basically playing a video game or working with what is very similar to a training simulator only it will be doing all the work, while the human puts in the commands.

We can already see that Gaming and Education are uniting and getting closer together each day, while Computer Games and Simulation are clearing going to revolutionize our Future. Question for you is are you ready for that future? Please consider all this.

Video and Computer Games that Sharpen Math Skills

Working with numbers improves concentration, problem solving skills, memory, focus and general clarity of thought. And there is great news for gamers young and old! Video and computer games are rich with numbers! I have done some research to hone in on the games that utilize math skills to a greater extent.

Computer Games are generally less expensive and a bit more versatile. They are usual sought after by a slightly younger audience. By younger I am referring to school age children. being that a very large portion of video game users are adult males! So I will start with a review of a couple of math focused computer games that I feel are of good quality. Math Munchers Deluxe by The Learning Company reinforces math skills by encouraging problem solving through gaming in areas of whole numbers, decimals, factors and simple geometry. Mighty Math by Edmark teaches geometry concepts using math and and problem solving-solving skills. Students explore attributes of shapes and solids, constructions and transformations, 2D and 3D coordinates, and the relationships between length, perimeter, area, and volume. Teaching Pro: Middle and Highschool Math by Mathsoft has comprehensive coverage to insure students learn math concepts and understand how math is utilized in the real world. The program includes focus in Basic Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Algebra II, Geometry, and Trigonometry. It meets mandated curriculum standards in all states!

There are many math focused games readily available online. Suduko revolves around attempting to fill in a grid so that each line contains the numbers one through nine only once. This games is a widely known addictive brain teaser. It is a great game for sharpening math skills and is available for free on numerous websites and downloadable for your cell phone! Timez Attack is real video game created by the same engineers who have worked on Play Station games. The object of the game is to your way through the dungeon maze and foil those who would get in your way. You will develop your math skills while defeating a host of challenging obstacles and characters. The base version of this game is free at big online. The full length version is also available.

Nintendo offers a game called Math Play for the DS. This game encourages the player to create equations in four different game modules by arranging numbered cards. There are a variety of difficulty levels. There is also competitive multiplayer action and addictive puzzle play.

Donkey Kong Jr. Math has received mixed reviews. By mixed I mean not so great. It is one of the only math specific games however, that my search turned up for GameCube or Wii. When dealing with the game consoles, such as PS2, Gamecube or Wii I would choose puzzle games which are more abundant and tend to require math skill.

Working with numbers keeps many of our skills sharp including problem solving and improves general clarity of thought. Video and computer games [] are rich with numbers whether they are geared to be a math games or not. Research has brought a few games that focus on math to the surface so they might catch your eye more easily in the future!