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Why are moms saying that they'd prefer their kids playing video games rather than watching TV?


Asked by Anonymous at 4:37 PM on Jun. 5, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • Playing a video game is more interactive than sitting there just watching tv.

    Answer by kimberlyinberea at 4:46 PM on Jun. 5, 2010

  • I would rather my kid do something like the Wii (which I despise anyway) rather than sitting on their ass watching cartoons.

    Answer by SaraP1989 at 4:49 PM on Jun. 5, 2010

  • Playing video games improve hand-eye coordination.

    Answer by Energ8zr at 4:49 PM on Jun. 5, 2010

  • most video games parents buy especiallly fo ryoung kids are educational and interactive.

    Answer by cassie_m at 5:09 PM on Jun. 5, 2010

  • Fine motor skills, problem solving, planning ahead. My oldest son's fine motor skills improved a lot when we started letting him play video games. Plus about half of ours are educational, which I like more.

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 5:46 PM on Jun. 5, 2010

  • I Knew the hand-eye co-ordination thing, but never thought about the problem solving or planning ahead part... I think as long as they don't get "zombified" by either, it's okay. When I was a kid, i used to stretch out (I didn't realize they were yoga stretches at the time) while watching TV.... But I also did plenty of playing outside too. It's all about balance...

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:01 PM on Jun. 5, 2010

  • Depends on the video game. Some games help with eye hand coordination, critical thinking and problem solving skills. I would rather my son play video games than watching tv all day. Outside activities, reading and then videogames.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 8:35 PM on Jun. 5, 2010