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Guidelines For Kids’ TV and Computer Games – How Much is Enough?

Sometimes when life becomes hectic it can be tempting to parent via the path of least resistance. One of the “easiest” paths is allowing our kids to turn on the Television, put on a DVD, or play with a computer.

Unfortunately these “paths of least resistance” often become draining and disempowering for both parents and children. While initially there’s a sense of relief of not having to engage and think – over a period of time we lose energy from a member of our family not being engaged with their home and life.

The opposite can be true when we stand firm and invite our kids to engage with life and creativity – instead of disappearing into “the box”. Initially, there’s effort required on both the part of the parent and child, while the child gets in touch with their inspiration. However, once engaged in a project – creates it’s own momentum, and on completion gives a cause for celebration.

If you’d like to discover your child’s idea schedule around TV and computers, as well as how best to implement this schedule answer the following questions:

1) How much does your child currently spend in front of the TV or computer daily?

2) What’s the positive and negative consequences of this investment?

3) How much time ideally would you love your kids to spending in front of the TV/computer on a daily/weekly basis.

4) What would be the benefits in this reduction for both you and your child?

5)What must you do to implement your ideal TV/computer schedule?

Fun Filled Cartoon Games and Mario Games

The most preferred of all online games, are carton games and Mario games. They are not only favored by children, but by adults as well. The major advantage of the game is that it is playable online without any downloading activity. They are really easy and do not need a lot of activities of the keyboard or mouse and themes of all games are mesmerizing. It is pure and clean fun to enjoy these games and kids love to be engaged in such games for a long time. Parents need to be watchful to see that studies are not hampered. Online games have enough power to become addictive to kids, which may jeopardize studying activities. The modern online game industry has developed in ultra attractive manner and presents improved versions of these games, which are totally absorbing and make children stick to them with marvelous graphics and compelling presentation style. Characters of these games are well known to children and are generally taken from TV serials or animated films.

Cartoon games are swift and fantastic objects for the child to pass the leisure time at the computer to mingle with familiar characters in animated forms with wonderful backdrops. Computer controls are easy and the child feels no difficulty in advancing with the game and enacts role playing activities of comical characters. The kid knows the story line and awaits the twists and turn to experience the adventure of the game without concern for time. Favorite characters offer a lot of fun and the child enjoys the movements to make the best of the holiday mood with computer games.

Games like Scooby Doo is a fantastic story of the leader becoming winner in the snow filled territory. Run Bolt Run is a version from the Disney movie, where the player enacts the role of Bolt and collects fortunes to fight enemies in a fun filled episode. Dr Bulldog Pets Hospital is the story of compassionate nature of the doctor to help ailing animals. More adventurous games are Hulk smashing buildings in a specified duration and Spongebob And Dragons. A girl child would like the game Carolines Room to arrange a messed up room before the mother returns.

Mario games are about the doings of Mario brothers, which are already famous characters. Originating in Japan, Mario has claimed to be the one single most celebrated character in fun games for children across the world. Mario games have been developed and newer versions present breathtaking fun in Mario Ghost house, Mario Adventures-2, Jump n Bump, New Super Mario World-3, Super Mario Mini, Super Mario Bounce, and the latest Enough plumbers, which is a little different needing great skills and cloning ideas.

Internet and Computers, A Game Changer – AI, Robotics, BioTech, and NanoTech Are Next

It has often been said that he who controls the media, controls the minds of the people. The printing press gave an advantage to those who used it. Today, those who control the information have almost unlimited abilities to control and capitalize on that information. Thus, information technology has been a game changer in nearly every sector sense its arrival. The era of big data is now the changer of the game. Okay so, who owns the future in the next period?

Well, let me take a stab at it, but first to catch you up to speed on this topic, why not read this book below:

“Who Owns The Future?” by Jaron Lanier, Simon & Schuster, New York, NY, 2013, 416 pages, ISBN: 978-145-16549-67. Also the author of “You Are Not a Gadget” which was one of his earlier books, published by Vintage Press, 240 pages, 2011, ISBN: 978-030-738997-8.

The author works now for Microsoft Research, prior he’s had stints working with all sorts of corporations which use information to drive sales – he’s worked with algorithms for high-frequency trading, and sophisticated computers for insurance companies determining risk analyzing all the big data at their disposal. He’s watched companies like Google, Microsoft, Facebook move ahead of the pack – companies like Cisco, Oracle and others build the systems to take the game to the highest levels.

Fine, and this makes sense, his knowledge, experience and observations are relevant for the future and in hindsight. Now then, what of the future, will big data still rule the world or will AI, Robotics, BioTech and NanoTech take the lead? Well, I suppose I could submit to you, as might Jaron Lanier, that in those sectors, big data will help those companies leveraging that data the best reach the top and control and own those industries.

Consider how important big data and computing power is to artificial intelligence? Without the computing power it’s not useful at all is it? What of robotics, same thing right, and you have to merge AI with robotics to get to the fullest potential there, again, big data is keenly important to success. In BioTech, the same thing, we already see that don’t we? DNA isn’t simple, it takes computing power to figure it all out. Material science is simple in concept, but complex to make it work for you. It seems that big data, and information technology will rule the game for the next era won’t it? Please consider all this and think on it.