Games kids play

Philippines
February 6, 2009 6:58am CST
Most kids nowadays are more interested in playing computer games. It does not only lessen their exercise but it lessen the use of their imaginations. During the 80's when I was growing up, we used play outdoor games more. We also used to play lego, G.I.joe or other action figures which enhances our imaginations, role playing and we also learn how to interact with other people. Do you think that the games a kids play affect their children's attitude in the future. Which do you think is better?
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11 responses
@gracie04 (4554)
• Philippines
7 Feb 09
I guess parents shouldn't let the kids stay long in front of the computer.. encourage them to play outdoor games(hide and sike, kite flying, capture the flag, red light, green light, obstacle course, freeze!, following the leader, fox and geese, jumping rope, four square, running, chasing and many more.. when i was a kid, i used to play cool outdoor games with my brother.. it was fun as i got to interact with other kids in our neighborhood..
• Philippines
8 Feb 09
thant's true. It's a responsibility for parents to dicipline their children. Most of the games that you mentioned are becoming obsolete nowadays since kids prefer to stay home.thanks for the response
• Turkey
7 Feb 09
I think kids playing computer games does lessen their exercise, BUT I think it improves their imagination. For example, Garry's mod is a computer game, which you can do anything you want around. Its like a sandbox. You can create some trashcans, put people inside, then fly them to sky with some balloons, then pop them. Furthermore, games like GTA which you are set free to do what ever you want also improves their imagination, by creating something new, doing something really absurd, which is only limited by their imagination.
• Philippines
8 Feb 09
It's true that some games enhances a child's imagination. Startegy games and Rpg games also teaches kids to think of out the box. Off course there are also advantages in playing computer games but staying too long playing computer games has it's consequence. Thanks for the response
@Pistas (95)
• Portugal
7 Feb 09
that's so true...in fact,that's so true that the answer to this problem is make video game consoles that encourage physical activity.Just look at nintendo wii...i think every kid i know that is not one of those hardcore gaming fans have one of these, they end up being more fun.And that's what curious!If kids find it more fun games with physical activity why don't they just go out and play like in the old days?is it because the streets aren't safe no more?at least in my country they still are...i just don't get it.I think kids should be more encouraged in school and by parents to partcipate in outdoor activities.Make you kids play soccer,have a band,dance ballet,swim...make them do something!it's like they said...it's more fun!
• Philippines
7 Feb 09
Great point! It is true that Wii somehow encourages playing physically. There are still some games which are educational. Nothing beats getting dirty and sweaty playing outdoor games or sports. Thanks for the response!
@online_jon (1478)
• Philippines
7 Feb 09
Hi king4aday, good day to you . . . This is my response to your forum topic entitled "games kids play". Hmmp? I think youre correct most of the kids now a days are really more interested in playing computer games and it really lessen the imagination of the kids and it gives a low stamina,close to sickness because of low exercise. A children that do not make an exercise is a weak kid because he/she is not strong. And by the why there is a chance to a kids that they will become a addict when playing games,causes not to eat in the right time and even not to sleep in the right time too. That's really bad and there is still a chance that they will not study hard and will only prioritized the games in computer. . . In the past year during 80's, i think there is no addiction in gaming because the games or our traditional games was very simple amd enough to them to balance their time. Well that's the end of my response to your forum topic. . . Good day and godbless you always. . . Take you! ! ! Mabuhay!!!
• Philippines
7 Feb 09
Thanks for the response. I really like your point about not sleeping and eating at the right time. That's so true. I myself am guilty of those two things. Off course, too much playing computer games would affect the child's studies. I think it's up to the parent's also to discipline their children.
@eichs1 (1934)
• Philippines
6 Feb 09
Partly, we older ones are to blame for letting the kids stay in front of the PCs and televisions for hours. Kids game nowadays somewhat bothers me too. Without much exercise (and having too much from fast foods), how can the children have a good, strong body? And how can the children enhance their social skills when they do nothing but compete with machines in the PC? On the other hand, baseball, basketball, "tumbang-preso" and many outside games do teach us lessons on cooperation and team playing. So, let's teach the children of our old games and let them enjoy these outdoor games with their friends.
• Philippines
6 Feb 09
We also have to consider the violence that these new computer games teaches the new genration. In some ways, games nowadays would enhance their social but not as much as playing games which involves team work. Since network games allows people to communicate with one another. Thanks for the response
@daddyfree (122)
• Philippines
6 Feb 09
I agree to this. Kids nowadays would not play physically like hide and seek or something. I could remember right now when I was a kid I used to play hide and seek, japanese game, baseball, basketball, swimming, and other more. I enjoyed doing those stuff even when I got 18 years old. Computer games can make those kids unhealthy. Just like my brothers, they don't have any form of exercise. only exercise for their fingers by using a mouse or gamepad or joystick for a computer games. lols...
• Philippines
6 Feb 09
Well said. It seems like phyiscal games are dying out slowly. Computers has a strong effect with the new generation. Off course they would be more techno-savy by the time they reach our ages but off their sacrifice their health. Thanks for the response
@tryxiness (4548)
• Philippines
12 Jun 09
Guess what a lot of kids below ten years old know how to play computer games like counter strike and dota. There has been studies that kids who know how to play these games tend to develop the strategic skills in problem solving. But I have to say that noting beats the games I played while growing up -- tumbang preso, skateboards, badminton, tag, patintero and a lot more. I believe that the play stage in every kid's development is essential thus I can not say that what I had was better off than the kids now have. It's more of relative, as long as the play gives the kids this sense of completeness.
@Astro30 (90)
• Indonesia
7 Feb 09
As a teenager yeasr ago, I like to play the game on playstation. Tony hawk pro skater was used to be my favorite.
• United States
7 Feb 09
depends to what extent the kids play. if they play like hours on end then yeah it makes a huge difference. but if it is like to just blow some steam after an exam or something then its just relaxing also depending on how much the person gets in the game. i play to just blow off some steam. i dont think it is lessening my imagination in any way or making me less interactive with people.
• China
7 Feb 09
Hello King4ady well.I think the best way is not to sit with the computer to play too long.its bad for our health,and we need to go out to play with some games or have a walk or for some excerises. like you say about nowadays kids just like to play games with the computers.hmmm i think that is why nowadays kids are fat......
@xbrendax (2668)
• United States
7 Feb 09
When I was a kid we'd play all the typical kids games outside like, hide & seek, tree climbing, roller skating, jump rope, chase each other, baseball, build a soap box car out of an old crate and some wheels from a broken wagon, bike riding and even build club houses and tree houses.