Would you play video games with your kids?

  • Get a FREE Bullet with Orders $59+

Would you play video games with your kids?

chicmichiw chicmichiw
I grew up playing video games and can't wait to play them with my kids. How about you? Would you not want to encourage passive, un-educational behavior? Is it okay if you take part too? Other?
02/12/2013
  • Buy 1 Toy, Get 1 FREE
  • Save 20% on Luxury Toys
  • Add Some Buzz To Your Favourite Toy & Save 60% On Kit
  • Pick Any 2 E-Stim Toys, Get 60% Off A Kit
  • Stock Up On Gifts! Save 80%. Limited Quantity
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
All promotions
K101 K101
Quote:
Originally posted by chicmichiw
I grew up playing video games and can't wait to play them with my kids. How about you? Would you not want to encourage passive, un-educational behavior? Is it okay if you take part too? Other?
Yes. There's not anything wrong with having fun with your kids. I've done it, just not often. It's not encouraging un-educated behavior to play with your kids every now and then. If you were encouraging them to sit around and play all day, then it might be unhealthy, but I think any time you're being involved it's good & playing a video game with them every now and then is a good way to get on their level and bond a little bit, even open up.
02/12/2013
Voir Voir
I don't believe games - not all of them - encourage un-educational behavior. A lot of games encourage critical thinking and help develop hand-eye coordination and attention to detail (depending on the games). I grew up playing them as well, and some even with my parents - and it never negatively impacted my desire to learn. And definitely positively influenced creativity.
02/12/2013
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I play with my son sometimes on the Wii. I tried his Xbox 360 and I had a hard time with the control it is going to take me awhile to get used to that.
02/12/2013
married with children married with children
yes, we play the lego starwars games together. They have some other ones that they like. Little big planet, mario, ect.. But I like playing the lego games with them.
02/12/2013
Septimus Septimus
I really don't have a lot of video games, but I'd love to play Mario-Kart with my kids (if I ever have any).
02/12/2013
FlightyBroad FlightyBroad
Quote:
Originally posted by chicmichiw
I grew up playing video games and can't wait to play them with my kids. How about you? Would you not want to encourage passive, un-educational behavior? Is it okay if you take part too? Other?
If I ever have kids, I would definitely play video games with them! Some of my favorite memories include playing video games with my parents.
02/12/2013
gsfanatic gsfanatic
I'd definitely do so, and it's a great bonding experience
02/12/2013
hillys hillys
Yeah tots.
02/12/2013
epiphanyjayne epiphanyjayne
Yeah we do with our 8 year old son, we like to play the Lego games with him on XBOX.
02/13/2013
js250 js250
Definitely!! We play board, card, video and other games together as a family and have so much fun!!
02/13/2013
Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
If/When I have kids, they'll definitely grow up around video games. My partner is a gamer and I love playing with him. I can't imagine my kids wouldn't get involved too. Of course, we wouldn't be playing COD with a 4 year old...
02/13/2013
wwwww wwwww
Sure. Why not?
02/13/2013
ththpup ththpup
My parents played games with my, so yes, I'd love to play with my kids.
02/13/2013
Noelle Noelle
Quote:
Originally posted by chicmichiw
I grew up playing video games and can't wait to play them with my kids. How about you? Would you not want to encourage passive, un-educational behavior? Is it okay if you take part too? Other?
I SOMETIMES PLAY BUT IM TERRIBLE AT IT. I DO IT TO MAKE TO MAKE MY SON LAUGH, BUT HE IS ONLY ALLOWED TO PLAY ON THE WEEKENDS.
02/16/2013
Total posts: 15
Unique posters: 15