At AppyKids we develop all of our edutainment content incorporating game-based learning, it’s been around for a while, but technology takes it to a whole new level.
Games such as chess, have been used for centuries to teach strategic and critical thinking. However, with the advent of technology, it is important that the concept of ‘gaming to learn’ keeps up with the times.
Did you know that popular online games such as World of Warcraft and Oblivion are excellent platforms for learning? Collaboration skills and problem-solving abilities are put to the test as players stay motivated and entertained.
Benefits of game-based learning
Children crave learning structures that are stimulating and engaging. For well-rounded development, they need environments where they are expected to think for themselves, solve problems and learn from their mistakes. Educational digital games provide this platform. Here’s how:
– Basic eye-hand coordination is practised while playing games.
– Games teach children how to think logically and analytically.
– Games provide real learning opportunities where kids can apply their skills and knowledge.
Teacher and Parents should play games too!
Game-based learning is enhanced when you are involved – when you take part in edutainment activities you observe what concepts a child is struggling with and discover what they excel at; you also help encourage collaboration and communication.
Parents should join in the fun and games to show interest in their child’s activities and guide them to discover new ways of learning.
Children love to play and we want them to love to learn. It makes sense to combine the two – so don’t balk from all things digital! Balance out traditional teaching methods with a big dose of technology, fun and games!
At Appykids our learning content is full of games that teach languages, numbers, vocabulary, colours and much more!