As screens become ever-present in our lives, especially ones that are small and portable, young children are spending more time playing digital games. Though it's not always possible to be engaged with your child when he's absorbed with a screen full of images and sounds, the greatest learning will take place when he’s interacting with you as well as the game.
Asking questions, giving him a chance to show you what he's mastered and letting him describe a game as he sees it are all ways to help him get the most out of his playtime. (Don't be surprised, by the way, if he sees a game quite differently than you do!)
5 Ways to Make the Most of Digital Games
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