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It helps in developing problem-solving skills. The video games require a child to use his/her brain to cross several levels which helps in teaching the child how to solve several problems in life. The child learns to plan and then take action. Their problem-solving skills become better and almost immediate.
It helps in socialising. Kids make new friends and hang out with them. It is easier to make friends when the interests are same enabling to start a conversation. So, the shy ones who generally do not socialize would not remain aloof from others.
Helps to have a healthy competition. Children like to compete and video games provide a safe opportunity for them to showcase their skills. Boys especially love to compete for recognition. It is a great place for children to compete especially those who aren't excellent in sports.
It helps in developing leadership qualities. Children who are involved in playing video games take a turn in leading and following others. It depends on who possesses the skill required in the game. This teaches the child to encourage and motivate each other to succeed.
It brings parents and kids together. Parents who play video contests with their child are more close to their children. It allows the kids and the parents to share their skill and experiences. Kids are mostly known to teach their parents skills related to the game which is actually the reverse of the actual scenario. It thereby helps in having an easy conversation which can lead to the children sharing their problems with you which they might not if they weren't close to their parents.
These games encourage exercise. Kids learn about new moves of certain games through video games. They might try to practice these moves later on in the playground. This will help them in getting better in the particular game slowly.
So, as we saw above, video contests aren't actually as bad as the parents usually think. They have several benefits if played in a proper way. It is one of the important things to remember.