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Educational Video Games Enhancing Problem Solving Skills and Self Confidence

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Educational video games are a fun way to spend your time. The more popular games have become, the more hooked on them we’ve gotten. You now have so many ways to get involved with playing games. You can play games with different gaming consoles, the computer and the laptop, as well as your tablet or smartphone. Furthermore, games are available for people of all ages – there are games for kids and even seniors. Educational video games are very popular with many young, and young-at-heart, people. They can be played on a variety of devices. Handheld machines such as the Game Boy console and, increasingly, mobile phones allow the play to take place in different situations and when travelling. Video games are seen by some as a mindless fun that is making us all stupid. But is this the case? According to science, the resolute answer is ‘no’. Educational video games are actually rather good at helping people improve problem-solving skills, boost our creative side and even improve our money-management. Here’s a look at how video games can help improve problem solving and self-confidence.
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