The POSITIVE Guide for Parents Concerned About Their Kids' Video and Computer Game Playing
In the few short hours it takes to read this book, you will learn:
1. What it feels like to be in the world of computer and video games;
2. How to appreciate the breadth and depth of modern computer and video games and the ways they make your kids learn;
3. How to understand the various USEFUL skills your game-playing your kids are acquiring;
4. How to understand your own kids better and build better relationships using games as a base;
And, most importantly,
5. How to augment and improve what your kids are learning by HAVING CONVERSATIONS THAT THEY WANT TO HAVE about their games.
"Marc knows it all depends on how we use our games. He knows that if parents place good video games into a learning system in their homes they can reap major benefits for their children and themselves. They can accelerate their children’s language and cognitive growth."
Prensky debunks the accepted wisdom that video games are harmful to children. Prensky details positive attributes of popular games, including the controversial Grand Theft Auto, and addresses parent concerns about children becoming addicted, socially isolated, or developing aggression because of games. He offers recommendations for particularly beneficial games as well as Web sites to advance parent learning, and provides sound advice on bridging the gap between what he calls the young digital n
MARC PRENSKY is a speaker, writer, consultant, and designer in the critical areas of education and learning. He is the founder and CEO of Games2train and a pioneer in the field of game-based learning. He has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and The Economist, has appeared on the BBC, CNN, MSNBC, and PBS, and was named one of the "top ten visionaries" by Training magazine.