Websites and Resources for Kids on Video Games and Learning

By Dr. Randy Kulman on Friday, February 26, 2016

niños-lectores-digitales-325x195Understanding their own learning, and how video games can help them to learn, can be a difficult task both for parents and kids. The way kids and teens learn today has changed drastically, so it might be beneficial for kids to turn to the Internet to understand how video games can help them. Of course, some websites are better than others, which is why we’ve put together a list of some of the best resources for kids. Take a look, and be sure to share the links with your kids! Check back frequently for more.  

Websites

Pixelkin: A fun website for both kids and parents who enjoy news, reviews, videos, and more about video games.

Edutopia: A site for kids, parents, and teachers looking to learn more on different modern educational techniques for all different grade levels. The site offers articles, videos, and more discussing how today’s technology can truly help us learn.

Learning Works for Kids: A website designed to bring together modern technology and the processes in which we learn. Great for both parents and kids to explore.  

Articles

Your Brain on Games: An article that teaches kids both how the brain works, but also how it reacts to video games. It also describes what real world applications these effects have.

Games for the Brain: Improve Your Memory Playing Video Games: Tips on how to effectively use video games to improve your memory. Great for students having a tough time remembering things on tests in school.

Cross Train Your Brain with Video Games: A short section about what types of games can help you train certain sections of your brain.

Build Focus in ADHD: An article for kids, teens, and adults meant to help them with ADHD using different video game programs. There are many resources linked in this article making it a useful resource.  

Pinterest

Kid Zone: Computer and Video Games for Learning: Useful for parents and children for fun and free online resources for learning. Also includes tips and tricks for computers and learning.

Apps for ADHD or ASD: A great bunch of apps and programs that can help anyone out who has ADHD or ASD.