Times have changed. With the increasing role of technology in our lives, no child is willing to stick to the standard procedures of monotonous lectures and mugging up. They need something that challenges them and makes the entire process more interesting. Hence, game based education is the revolutionized education. Here’s how:
- Posing challenges
Kids these days have an intrinsic tendency to see if they’re able to reach their targets or not. Games help children visualise their targets and give them a reason to strive and achieve them. Unlike other ways of learning, kids very voluntarily take the first step in the process of learning when it comes to games.
- Games everywhere
We live in the times of video games. It is almost impossible to overlook their obvious infusion in other walks of life as well. Education too. The visual prospects like characters, background, dynamics and goals are clearly laid out in games. This makes learning more defined in all its substance.
- Motivation with no stake
The reason why a kid would so willingly like to try his hand on games is because he knows that it’s unreal at the end of the day. There’s no real loss or risk involved when you fail to make it to the next level. It’s more or less like an examination but without the fear of losing grades. Hence, nothing can be better than making children learn new things through games.
- Learn how to learn
While playing a game, usually the student is on his own. So naturally he’d break sweat in order to figure out a way to reach the goal. This makes him learn from his previous attempts, re-introspect his mistakes and decide a way forward on the basis of that. This develops a very healthy habit of looking for alternative ways and enriches his skill of decision making.
- Recreational touch
As has been echoed in the above said points, games are more zestful and spirited than conventional methods of learning. Hence, kids don’t look at it as a compulsive model. Rather they show enthusiasm and determination towards learning. Who doesn’t want their kids to never get tired of learning, after all? We all do.
Educational games will have a huge role to play in children’s multi faceted development in times to come. In fact, they already do and have been very well received.