Does Videogames make Childs Cleverer?

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A study is being conducted by the American Library Association to try and find out if videogames are actually helping children become smarter. Using games like Singstar for literacy and Guitar Hero for hand-eye coordination, the Libraries hope to create a new set of activities to interest children and find new ways to learn.

This is some great and positive news to hear as the recent Thai list of dangerous games isn’t helping the image of videogames much. Reading, stabbing, what’s the difference anyway?

source: 1UP

Last Updated: August 8, 2008

Nick De Bruyne

Video games writer, editor and critic since ’08. Living and breathing video games, movies and cars since the 80s. Follow me on Twitter if you love tons of gaming talk, and @pennyworthrevs for fun stuff and links.

  • Sure they do. Problem solving abilities and creativity are definately expanded. Games can also help with social skills.

    Yes, games are great for many, many resons 🙂

    2Three’s last blog post..GPhoria: Halo 3 Takes Game of the Year

  • what is a childs ?

  • TheOnion

    There’s so much more wrong with the title than that…which is kinda the point, really.

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