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By: Sheryl Aguiza
Children today are absorbed in technology. Digital media contributes in many ways to enhancing the skills of children. It is impossible to imagine life without digital media. Technology brings interactive applications in the form of fun games as well as educational software and toys for children; which is making significant contributions to their learning and experience of new things. These forms of technology are now no longer a novelty, with almost every child in the developed world having access to a gaming device, even it is built into their cell phone or the emerging new popular item, the tablet computer.

While there are disadvantages to digital media, the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages, and especially with improvements and upgrades constantly in progress to offer a wider variety of options for learning and fun. Parents have to accept and adapt to the fact that technology is an essential in life and this is not likely to change any time soon.

Positive effects of fun games and apps on children are:

The many different types of fun games and apps are great learning tools and visual aids for kids to absorb information. The majority of people learn most effectively through seeing as much as doing and hearing.

Digital games and apps allow children greater levels of autonomy where they receive a sense of empowerment because of the wealth of information available at their disposal. Apart from games some apps such as spreadsheets, slide shows, online dictionaries, encyclopedias and other similar resources, provide kids plenty of tools to problem solve and complete tasks.

While too much gaming is probably unhealthy, some programs are actually quite beneficial to children. Some key examples are interactive learning systems such as the iStorybook app. This is basically a book in virtual format. Even if kids spend too much time on this app, the end result will more likely be the gaining of information and knowledge, a widened vocabulary, and word recognition among others. Within set limits, these fun games and apps provide a variety of things for kids to do. Here the role of parents becomes more prominent as they must ensure that their kids are properly monitored.

Fun games and apps encourage tactical and critical thinking, which in turn contribute to the mental and intellectual growth of children. Critical thinking leads to ground-breaking ideas.There are many games available on the market designed to encourage critical thinking.

Keeping a good balance and monitoring children will help in reaping greater benefits from technology. Parents who adequately monitor children and help them to maximize and harness the benefits of fun games and apps efficiently, thereby reducing exposure to the negative effects, will teach their kids the value which can be derived from digital media.

Parents should also see that their children are not getting addicted to these games and apps. They should also not depend upon technology completely as a medium for working with children at home. Care should also be taken to ensure that children do not become obsessed with digital games as they may end up being inactive; which will expose them to unhealthy lifestyles as well as poor time management and eating habits.

iStoryBooks features complimentary amazing interactive Children's tale publications online with enjoyable images, text, and audio for your kids ages 3-9. Your youngster can read through along with the professional narrative while enjoying the colorful and appealing images in the vehicle, in your home or on the move. http://blog.istorybooks.co.

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