Outdoor Games vs Video Games September 15, 2009 by freelancewriter4u How outdoor games can help your child Remember the days when you were a child. What did you mostly do when not studying? Of course you would be playing outdoor games.
The list of the outdoor games that we used to play is unlimited. There are many games that we used to play as a child. Most of these games are outdoor games and can be played only with a group of other children.
Apart from just drenching in sweat, these outdoor games taught us a few things too.
The very first thing the children learns from outdoor games is to be a good team player, to set up a target and try to achieve it. The child also gets a chance to prove being the star player of the team, one who takes the team to victory in most instances.
This helps to develop some leadership skills in the child. Apart from that, outdoor games helps in increasing the stamina and endurance of the child. This is because all the outdoor games require a lot of physical activity. This means that the outdoor games help the child to develop his overall personality.
You can get more knowledge playing football in the ground than reading it in the books. Today’s children are different from the children of previous generations. They are more interested in playing video games or sitting hours on the play stations than in playing outdoor games. They are more technology oriented. It is really amazing that the age of the child does not matter at all while playing these games. No matter how young the child is he knows everything about the features of computer and mobile phones but do not know team work due to lack of outdoor games play.
The hundreds of channels on television and internet have helped to increase the I. Q level of the children. This has made children much more organized and mature than in our times. But every coin has an other side. These gadgets are addicting. They have made the children so much addicted to PC and PS that they do not enjoy the outdoor games anymore. The fact is that even the parents of these children prefer them playing indoors under the air conditioner instead of playing outdoor games and getting dirty.
The problem is that this makes the children introvert as they have no interaction with the other children. This is the main reason why they do not know about being a team player anymore. They lack the stamina and strength of the previous generations. The children of today are mentally active. They are not physically active. We are depriving the child from developing his personality. This is the main reason why these children grow up to become shy and introvert instead of being bold and extrovert.