If you are longing for the days when you were your baby's best friend and his whole world revolved around you, it's time to come up with some new ways to bond. Seems you're in the market for something that will bridge the gen gap, so gather the entire family and power up the Xbox, because it's time to get gaming!
Parental patrol: Just because it's fun game time doesn't mean you can't be the player AND the parent. Gaming with your kids gives you parental control over what games they play and the amount of time your kids spend doing their digital dance in front of the TV.
In the technology world, video games and music have been blended better than that whole chocolate in my peanut butter thing. Musical matches like Guitar Hero and Rock Band bond adults and kids through a shared love of music and games. We know, we know, video games are supposed to be "bad" for kids, but how about looking at the positives? Well, since that's what we're here for, let us put it this way:
Justify Your Tech Time
Exercise your right to rock: Music-based video games not only rock, they get your kids off the couch and moving around—get your game on with a side of exercise! See, video games can be good for you!
Get coordinated: It's been said (by medical pros, we promise) that music video games like Guitar Hero may help improve a child's hand-eye coordination. Makes sense considering the point of the game is to follow the screen with your eyes and play what you see with your hands ... not to be all obvious, but there you go!
Go ahead and bond with your babes over your (mutual) love for video games—hey, anything that gets you laughing and talking with your kids has to be a good thing, right? So rock on!!!report abuse