Children today have simply become too spoilt for choice as far as the number of things for them to do is concerned. Part of this is due to the increasingly growing influence technology has had on defining what they can do to entertain themselves in the way they want. And simply put, most of their choices lean to the digital means of doing so as it allows them to spend time and socialize with their friends from the comfort of their own room.
However, along with the flexibility offered by this rapid evolution of technology which keeps bringing things beyond our wildest dreams to life, there is a negative aspect attached to all of this: The prospect of seeing your kids become couch potatoes and favour virtual interaction as opposed to meeting others face-to-face and enjoying a good old game of soccer.
If your young ones also suffer from this phenomenon, its time you give them a lesson on moderation, and the benefits of taking both together.
Benefits of Physical Activity
Discover Your Talent
All of us are born with a unique set of inherent abilities which make us better at some things as compared to others. Physical play can help children learn and master a sport or any other physical activity that they might actually be good at. Who knows? Partaking in a sport might land your kid a million dollar contract and make him known around the world if he/she is actually that good at it.
Increase Level of Physical Fitness
Since playing a sport involves one flexing their muscles, at the end, it all helps in increasing muscular strength and stamina as they grow into mature adults. It keeps the body charged and healthy and decreases their likelihood of suffering from heart diseases as well.
Make New Friends
Going out and playing increases your chances of making new friends and interacting with new people. By holding face-to-face conversations, it will serve to increase their confidence and communication skills in the long term.
Benefits of Online Gaming
Increase Mental Sharpness
Yes; playing online games does indeed help sharpen your mind. It asks one to strategize and think of different ways in which they can achieve the task at hand in the most effective way possible.
Playing games involves one using their hands and eyes to overcome the obstacles they face. Over time, this improves your hand-eye coordination, a helpful skill to have and one which will benefit you in performing a number of other tasks as well.
Meet New People
If you have fast internet for gaming, you might have, at least once, used a voice chat app to communicate with your fellow teammates in hopes of better coordinating your efforts.
So, the next time you see your child slacking off and giving more time to one over the other, tell them why they need to get their act straight and get down to doing some of both.