The growing popularity of computer games is increasing daily. It is becoming a pastime activity for both adults and children. However, it is possible to use computer games in a useful way. After all, there are some that will activate or improve brain activity.
Such entertainment can help in mastering:
- additional foreign language,
- natural sciences.
And this is wonderful evidence of the productive effects of games for students, students, and adults who love to play. After all, they can not give up such an activity and stop playing. According to studies, we know that about 58% of the population of Russia consider video games harmful and not beneficial. People negatively perceive the passion of their loved ones for computer games. They highlight among the consequences of such hobbies - the negative impact on the psyche and the development of aggressive behavior.
Game addiction is already included in the world list of diseases. Addiction to online and video games concerns all ages, genders and nations. And in fact, the game is just entertainment, which is necessary in moderation and it is worth turning it into a more useful hobby.
Initial positive results
For the first time the positive effect of games on the qualitative improvement of brain functioning was noted by Sean Green. The student was engaged in the study of psychology and conducted a study of attention for his friends. Having received excellent results of guys, the student and his supervisor did not believe. They thought such a high level of visual attention development was a mistake. But after conducting this test on themselves - the result was not as perfect. And the difference was that the young student's comrades spent about 10 hours a week playing the shooter Team Fortress Classic.
As a result of other experimental tests, it became known:
- Shooter - develops good focus on a particular object, despite the busy background, parallel tracking of about 5 objects in motion.
- Tetris - improves spatial thinking and visual representation of two-dimensional objects.
- Action games - excellent distribution of attention, good concentration and can switch when necessary.
What kind of games are these?
The list of such games that help develop mental abilities and brain activity in general, you can make just a huge number of them. However, it is worth to understand by what criteria and how to look for the most suitable for yourself.
You can choose a game by age: there are games for children from 2 years old and up to adults. You can take into account the preferences: games for two, for boys and girls, although not always a fundamental criterion. Gender differences are not so dominant in today's society: girls can play in the race, shooters, and boys in the beauty salon, kitchen or dolls.
You can also find a suitable game by deciding on a section:
- Memory - short-term memory, name memory, short-term visual memory, working memory, non-verbal memory, short-term auditory memory;
- Perception - visual , spatial, visual, estimation, visual field, recognition;
- Reasoning - information processing speed, planning, cognitive flexibility;
- Coordination - hand-eye coordination, reaction time;
- Attention - focused, distributed, inhibition, monitoring.
By choosing a section, you can decide on a specific direction of smart games to test the level of development and casual training of cognitive abilities of children and their own. This is how you can engage in productive play.
Games to develop memory and attention
These are such fascinating tasks: find a pair, differences, what has changed, various mazes, search for objects, puzzles, and so on. Also very popular games: "Three in a Row", "Quercle", "Memori", "Couples", "Find the numbers" and similar.
Games for the development of logic and thinking
Tasks in them are very interesting, fun and varied. They start with the usual pyramid, nesting dolls, and then connect the dots, board games online, puzzles, games with knowledge of physics and chemistry, and others. Tear yourself away from such a hobby sometimes impossible, time flies by during such activities.
Logic games are very colorful, beautiful and have excellent music that does not distract from the main point. All this design was possible to create through the development of computer technology.
These include such games as "Higher-Lower", "Big-Small", "Hard-Soft", "More Less", "Heavy-Light", "Hot-Cold", and the like. Such games help develop the ability to find differences between objects. By classifying the options offered, a child learns to emphasize, compare, and think.
Cognitive learning games
These are games for learning: time, colors, shades, numbers, letters, animals, birds, furniture, professions, clothes, who eats what, whose baby, geometric shapes, transportation, insects, fruits, vegetables and much more. They allow the child to discover something new for themselves, learn about the world and what surrounds us every day.
Cognitive games "Find the Difference" and "Find the Excess"
Such games allow the child to develop thinking, logic and observation. By carefully studying the task at hand and the material provided on the screen - you can train such skills and be ready for more complex exercises and tasks.
This can include all puzzle games, because to collect a picture of the many pieces is an excellent simulator for motor skills, attention, perseverance, memory and thinking.
"Spell the Word", "Compose the Word", "Letters" - in all its variations and design is also an excellent trainer: memory, logic and thinking.
Coloring and color mixing games - are useful for developing creativity, the ability to handle pencils, paints and felt-tip pens.
Riddles, riddles, crosswords
These games are suitable for older age, you need to be able to at least read and think logically. No, memory, attention and imaginative thinking are also important.
Alphabet and math games
Learning letters of numbers and numbers, developing the ability to put letters into syllables, then into words, and them already into sentences. With numbers also, counting, adding, subtracting and learning to do other mathematical actions.
Introducing computer games into the education system in Russia
It is already known that online and video games have been proposed as an alternative to classes and self-study in educational institutions. Such learning tools can help:
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- Develop the ability to play as a team as a unit
- Activate strategic thinking
- Improve logic, reactions and their speed, and creativity.
For example, the Ministry of Education and Science has already completed an order to develop an educational online game. It is aimed at teaching schoolchildren and students the basics of life safety. With the help of such a game there is an opportunity to practice behavior skills in emergencies.
So, it is a matter of time and application of games in the educational system will be a common phenomenon.