Friday, September 23, 2005


So you think those video games are destroying your child's mind? You may want to re-think that notion.

A recent study of sixth graders diagnosed with ADHD has shown that "extertainment games" (games that mix entertainment with exercise) had a positive effect on a child's memory, receptive coding skills and focus. Half of the children tested were told to play DDR (Dance Dance Revolution) for one hour per week. The half that did not play DDR (or any other game) scored lower on a reading test that was given to both groups.

And, don't forget the the positive health effects of such extertainment games! What a fun alternative to Ritalin!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

my grandsons teacher just told me today video games were a teachers nightmare