Benefits of video games
It is indisputable that today most children spend a lot of hours corresponding to their free time in front of the screen playing video games. Some parents may think that this is a waste of time, but nothing is further from the truth, since playing with a video console can bring many benefits that we describe below:
- Helps stimulate your imagination
When a child plays with a video game console, he explores new worlds unknown to him and sees a different perspective from the one found in real life. Therefore, he develops in his imagination models other than those he knows through his family.
- Allows you to socialize
Today playing video games online is completely normal for a child. Online games make children contact other people from all over the world. Besides, they can also get together at home in order to develop links of healthy competition.
- Develop your capabilities
In video games, as in life, you don’t always win. Therefore, these can be a good tool to increase tolerance for failure, as well as to grow in aspects such as effort or perseverance.
- Improve your coordination
Children are capable of reacting to perceived audiovisual stimuli through the command or movement of any of their body members. With which, playing video games coordination is exercised. Even reflexes or reaction are also worked on, in addition to memory or attention to a specific aspect.
- It does not carry any danger
It is very unlikely that a child will hurt himself playing at a computer or the television itself. Video games are good entertainment for days when the weather is bad, at the same time that they keep children away from the dangers of going outside at an early age.
Adventures and platforms
Some classic characters like Crash Bandicoot or Rayman return decades later starring in some of the best titles available for the whole family.
TOP PS4 GAMES FOR TEENS
Crash Bandicoot N-Sane Trilogy
The mythical marsupial Crash Bandicoot returned to PS4 with a collection that brings together its three main video games: Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back and Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped. This remastering of one of Sony’s icons in the world of video games is full of excitement and interest. Its difficulty goes from less to more and gathers hours of fun through its more than demanding platforms. Ideal for children accompanied by an adult.
Spyro Reignited Trilogy
Another of the most iconic characters in the world of video games, Spyro, also wanted to be present again on PS4. Children of today did not get to know the adventures of this purple dragon in the past, but now they have the opportunity to do so through the Spyro Reignited Trilogy. This remastering brings together the three chapters of the saga in HD: Spyro the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage! and Spyro: Year of the Dragon. Its colorful settings, tricky platforms and crazy minigames keep parents and children glued to the television screen.
Ratchet & Clank
The genuine Ratchet & Clank duo returned to PS4 with the original PlayStation2 adventure in mind and being updated to today’s times. This adventure is ideal for children who want to immerse themselves in an intergalactic history and hard to forget. The focus of the great fun that this video game has is based above all on the powerful arsenal at the player’s disposal, which will be able to use totally imaginative weapons such as the Wither, which leads the enemy to dance, or the Ovejéitor, which serves to create any type of cattle.
Rayman Legends brings together the best of two variants, being a notorious platforms and, apart, enjoying an extraordinary cooperative mode. It is ideal for children to play with other friends or an adult in a hilarious adventure. This is a tremendously varied video game due to the numerous mechanics that are mixed together to advance the story, making it a delight to enjoy. On the other hand, its cartoon-like graphics appeal to any child
Knack 2 is another video game that combines frenetic action with platforms. Strange robots that turn into particles and assemble again in a matter of seconds are its main characters. These robots perform all kinds of spectacular blows and unique movements in order to fight against their antagonists, the High Goblins. Knack 2 features an A-scratch cooperative mode that allows two players to complete the story successfully. Little puzzles and QTE events add even more excitement to the plot.
It’s about getting into a ring to enjoy crazy, funny and even strange fights with delusional moments that will make you have a great time. The battles are unpredictable and even if you have played many games, something can always happen to surprise you. It is a highly recommended game for 1 or 2 players that will delight the whole family, since it is valid for children and not so young.
To play we must join Sackboy and his rag friends to explore the planet Bukum, a place full of mystery. In this platform game we must use all the skills that our characters have to overcome challenges and enter more and more on the planet. Another of the most special things about this game is that we can create our own levels in order to challenge friends or family to pass them on.
In this game we must help a courier to carry a very important package. It is a graphic adventure in which we will have a lot of fun and characters that will hook us. It is a game that is handled somewhat differently from others with similar characteristics, so in this sense it also has a touch of originality.
Dragon Quest Builders 2
It will remind you of Dragon Ball in graphics and is one of the best options if you are looking for games for children on PS4. Designed for children from seven years old and with a price of around 40 euros. A block-building and role-playing game that allows multiplayer mode and even an online builder to play with friends.
The game is not only available for PlayStation 4 but you can also use it on your computer or Xbox consoles by downloading it from the Microsoft Store or Steam.
Based video game s in buildings always attract attention and spark the imagination of children. And in that, the star of course is the well-known Minecraft. More than 140 million units sold guarantee its success. Minecraft is one of the most popular games in history and one of the most used thanks to the fact that it is a multiplatform title with millions of users.
Parents and children can easily opt for the free-build mode, in which practically any dream can be unleashed. On the other hand, those who are bored with building can dare to defeat Creepers in the demanding survival mode. All kinds of modes available to enjoy the colorful blocks that have conquered the whole world.
The rhythm in a kitchen is always frenetic, but in Overcooked 2, it is much more than that, becoming tremendously chaotic. In this video game, children can collaborate to get the dishes forward or face each other, making everything a complete mess. It is not a simple game for younger children and it is recommended from seven, eight or nine years old but it will allow everyone to coordinate and collaborate together to get the dishes out.
Meanwhile, the culinary dangers of everyday life are still very much present: fires, collapsing floors and somewhat obtrusive work surfaces. Fun is completely guaranteed and it is also a game that teaches children values such as effort or coordination to get a job well done. It is complicated but ideal to play with the family.
One of the most fun and collaborative games for children is Moving Out. The Swedish studio DevM Games is behind this title where you will not have to face each other but collaborate with family or friends so that the move goes well. The operation is simple: you have to collect all the objects and put them in the truck before the time runs out. You have to jump over obstacles, avoid being run over on the road or manage to dodge animals in the moving yard.
It is very similar to Overcooked but somewhat simpler so it is a recommended option if you are looking for a collaborative game to enjoy with children and to enjoy as a family without violence, without any complexity.