Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Study: Games, Video Improve Preschooler Literacy
T.H.E. Journal reports: A new study has shown that educational videos and interactive games can have a positive impact on preschooler literacy when incorporated into the curriculum in a classroom setting. Meantime, the Boston Globe reports despite some concerns about children playing video games, researchers said study data show there may also be benefits, including a potential boost in brain function. They said the games are difficult and involve a large number of mental tasks, forcing players to expand their thinking horizons.