So what do you do if your kid discovers computer games and watches computer game videos on youtube?
You fit as much education into that as possible!
He’s been playing this game for a few weeks now, and has already gotten a hang of the controls and various game strategies…it’s a lot of trial and error still…but we are both way better at jump control than when we started, and as you can see, it’s still challenging.
I used my birthday when setting up the Roblox account so the games aren’t limited by age…so he just as easily screams about getting murdered as he screams there’s a new hat to wear for the fashion show. (we haven’t discovered any kind of ‘grownups only’ kind of games)
You can even build your own games! There’s a dinosaur game he wants to play that doesn’t exist…
Learning to read and script at the same time!
It’s not all about the clicking and jumping. By playing the ‘tycoon’ games he gets an insight into the concept of ‘how business works’. (if you can make more products you can make more money and build a bigger business and make money faster) Car tycoon, Mcdonald’s tycoon, etc…)
If he wants to make videos about it, how much more engaging should he be? who’s going to see them? How do we build that audience?
We have already begun R&D on the game he wants! what makes games fun? why doesn’t he like some? what should the game do? what should it be called?
He even loves sliding over and teaching his sister how to play, or trying to play with her knowing her hands and mind are only three.