Parents, don’t put away those video games just yet — today’s gamer may be
tomorrow’s top surgeon. – USA TODAY
Video games are a big deal in my house. Not just with my husband and me, but also our kids. In fact, there’s nothing that will turn the boys’ heads quicker than the opportunity to earn some gaming time or the possibility of being grounded from the privilege.
My boys enjoy games as much as we do. Not only do they love the competitive aspects of playing video games, but they delight in the triumph of solving a tough puzzle or passing a level that they found particularly challenging.
We allow our sons to play a variety of games on the computer and Xbox because we really value the lessons the boys are learning through their gaming time. Not only are they boosting their hand-eye coordination and getting great exercise with problem solving, but I really like that they’re learning that you don’t always win the first time and you have to keep trying.
Plus, while my kids are playing a variety of interactive games, they’re becoming more comfortable with technology. And, let’s face it, moms, technology is only going to become MORE important in their lives as they grow into the men and women of tomorrow. Just think about all the changes in technology since we were our kids ages. Crazy right?
Technology is huge, and kids who game aren’t intimidated by it as it changes and evolves. I know mine aren’t.
Whether you’re still on the fence about video games or your kids are already little pros, I’m excited to share a new online 3D game with you called Amazing World. It’s totally free to check out and explore the virtual world by picking a generic character. If you get a plush or figure Zing toy (like the ones we’re giving away below), you can even register it online and play that character in the virtual world–and even get an exclusive item specific to him or her.
Epic? I think so.
If you and your child like the game, you can purchase a membership that will unlock the whole Amazing World for even more fun.t’s an interactive world where your children can customize and care for their “Zings” and interact with other characters.
Take a look:
The fabulous folks at Ganz Studios are giving away 2 Amazing World Toys (or Zings) to one lucky Mama’s Got Flair reader! The contest is open to US residents, 18+. Entry is simple, just follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter form below.
Disclaimer: This post was written as part of a compensated Global Influence campaign. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Ganz Studios isn’t liable for complications during the administration of the contest, but will be responsible for prize fulfillment after a winner is selected and notified.