3 Action Games To Improve Memory?
Players of action video games learn to react quickly to the fast-moving visual and auditory stimulation.
Action video games have also been proven to make the brain more flexible in order to monitor new information and enhance memory capacity.
You and your child could expand your memory by playing video games a couple hours a week.
Here are a few action games that your children, adults may also like to join in on the action. Each of these games are appropriate for different ages the youngest age being four years old.
Skylanders is appropriate for ages four and up and is playable on the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Wii U, and Nintendo 3-Ds. For the past three years this game has been the number one selling children’s game and Activision has every intention of making it to a fourth year.
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What to expect from Skylanders
Kids can enjoy a fast pace game with animation and brightly colored characters. This game allows children to get behind the wheel of the number of vehicles such as; Potter Jets, helicopters, rocket ships speedboats, sailboats. Operating this game is not child’s play, maneuvering around objects that are strategically placed in your path takes coordination and skill.
Lego Superheroes by Marvel
Reviews report that this game to be one of the best Marvel games ever made, and both boys and girls enjoy playing. This game is appropriate for ages seven and up, and is playable on the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and the Xbox 360. Who doesn’t love supper heroes at the age of 7 and those upwards of 7 for that matter. When playing Marvel Superheroes, children will have a chance to play their favorite character such as Spiderman, Ironman, Black Widow, and Gamora. During game play players will have to maneuver up building, down streets, and fly through the air all while villains are actively chasing or attaching them.
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What to expect from Lego superheroes by Marvel
Fighting villains is involved therefore some violence will be introduced to your child’s game play. It may be a good idea to observe these sense to make sure your comfortable with your child viewing and participating in the fight. Your child will establish coordination and strategic thinking when defending his avatar, this could be in the form of running, flying, or standing their ground. Your child will have to make a quick decision on which direction is appropriate for him.
Another Great Lego Marvel Game to add to your collection
Mario Kart 8
Mario Kart 8 is only available on Nintendo Wii U there is a lot of action going on. Mario Kart 8 is appropriate for ages six and up. Mario Kart 8 allows the entire family to experience the fast paced race, players can pick their favorite all time Nintendo character such as Mario, Yoshi, and Luigi, and of course each character drives a different car. Although the primary goal in Mario Kart 8 is to be the first across the finish line there are several other factors which are part of the race. For example players have to avoid on coming object while staying on course, and they have to decide which object they will use to divert their opponent.
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What to expect from Mario Kart 8
Kids will not be the only ones playing this game. I theorize that by the night is over your child or children will be playing against you the parent rather than the computer. That is how awesome this game is. Mario Kart 8 offers an array of skill enhancements for children and adults such as; hand-eye coordination, visual spacial skills and decision making. Click here for more information on each of these skills.
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By playing one of these games you and your child have an opportunity to enhance not only your memory but other real world skills as well.
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- What skills have you noticed your child picking up while playing games?
- Do you and your child currently play a game together?
Leave your comments and questions below, I would be happy to look into other games or investigate skills that you have observed from your child.