Thursday, April 23, 2009
Video games GOOD for your kids?
We've all heard how sports help kids learn important life lessons, including perseverance, teamwork and all the rest. A Catholic professor proposes -- aware his view may seem horrifying to some Catholic parents -- that computer games can play the same formative role.
And it's not just theory for Professor Eugene Gan, who teaches communications arts at Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio. He's tested his proposition with his 5-year-old son.
"Could my son have learned these life lessons through other noncomputer related family activities? Absolutely. Should the lessons be limited to just non-media activities? Absolutely not," he argues in the May 3 issue of Our Sunday Visitor.
Read the whole thing here.
Posted by John Norton at 3:56 PM