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Balance Games on a Computer Console Help Boost Motor Skills in Children

by Savitha C Muppala on  January 17, 2013 at 11:27 PM Child Health News   - G J E 4
A recent study has pointed out that playing balance games on a computer console helps boost motor skills in children.

Research has pointed out that children with movement difficulties could benefit from playing on the Nintendo Wii Fit .
Balance Games on a Computer Console Help Boost Motor Skills in Children
Balance Games on a Computer Console Help Boost Motor Skills in Children
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Active computer games were found to be a big boon among six per cent of children who had difficulty co-coordinating their movements. The study found that regular use of balance games on the computer console can positively influence the motor skills of children with developmental co-ordination disorder (DCD). Games such as this can help improve social and emotional behavior in children with this condition.

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"The results provide interesting points warranting further discussion, particularly in view of the fact that many children have access to the Nintendo Wii Fit and may be using this system at home with minimal supervision. This simple, popular intervention represents a plausible method to support children's motor and psychosocial development."



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