PopCap online games help kids minds stay active all summer long!
Posted Jun 09 2009 11:41am
If you’re not yet familiar with the increasingly popular hidden object genre of video games, I’m hoping to get them on your radar. PopCap Games, the leading developer /publisher of G-rated, family-friendly word, puzzle, action and hidden object games are a terrific way to keep kids minds active and developing during the summer months…and best of all, kids love them!
We asked Dr. Carl Arinoldo, New York based child psychologist and author of Essentials of Smart Parenting: Learning the Fine Art of Managing Your Children, to evaluate the games. According to Dr. Arinoldo, “Games such as Mystery P.I. and Amazing Adventures Around the World could certainly help improve concentration and focus. But perhaps the most significant benefit would be the potential to develop or strengthen a child’s observation skills. By searching for specific objects on a screen filled with hundreds of images, the mind is forced to pay close attention to detail. This skill is too often lacking in the classroom and may frequently make the difference between success and failure in pretty much all school subjects.” We were so excited by Dr. Arinoldo’s comments that we felt compelled to get the word out to parents eager to find new…and fun…ways to help their kids succeed in school.
The games involve finding clues to solve a mystery…they alternate between hidden object challenges and a variety of puzzles and matching games that strengthen memory.
You can try the free trial version by visiting: http://popcap.com/games/amazing-adventures-around-the-world