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CHILDREN ACTIVE GAMES

Parents are guidance for the betterment of their children. May it be through EDUCATION, FOOD or HEALTH. In my own perspective children must balance their activities.  Looking at the children now they are more fond of playing in an internet shop or in their house playing Nintendo and Sony home game system.


  
As we all know CHILDREN PLAYING Computer games pose injury risk.  


Children who spend too long playing with computer game presents this year could end up with "Nintendo thumb" or other injuries.  Others who spend time bent over personal computers surfing the Internet for hours could face years of agony from bad posture and repetitive strain injury (RSI), according to specialists. 


Some children develop signs of RSI, particularly in their thumbs, as they play the games for hours. These sorts of injuries occur from repeated physical movements and can result in damage to tendons, nerves and muscles. 


All this RISKS can give us indications that we parents must do something for our children's health. I am not saying that we will stop them from using computers, I know and we all know that Children will be using computers all their lives and we must teach them how to use them safely and avoid problems.


What I am trying to imply here, why not teach our children to play our games. Games like  PIKO, TAGA'ANAY, PEEK-A-BOO(PIYUNGANAY)or other FILIPINO GAMES.


Today I haven't seen kids playing outside.  Too bad.  I miss the old days.











Please let us convince our children to play outside, under the heat of the sun, once or twice a week.  It is good for their health.  And when you take the children outside, after a while they start to express themselves more, their self- confidence grows.

Photo credit to different Filipino Games Web Site.

17 comments:

  1. My 2 kids has kindle ,game boy, psp .They play with it and do nothing at all.Now, all of these are hidden ,they are banned from playing it anymore. they got lazy and don't want to do anything anymore.

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  2. Wow. Good move Ma'am Tess. At least they can play outside, flying kites or biking. A kind of a normal thing kids do.

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  3. I like traditional games more... I'm lucky... we are lucky to have played those old but very exciting outdoor games. Kids of today are very techie.

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  4. I still love traditional games and for me, there's nothing can beat the games we had. I even introduced some games to my nieces when I was in the Philippines. Can't wait to play these games again...

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  5. does it also affects us bloggers who often click and click? LOL. you know, i still prefer the one when children are physically active than submerging themselves into OL games. put your hands up for late 80s and early 90s babies out there.

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  6. Yes to engaging kids to physical activities rather than allowing them to be glued hours in front of computers or handheld game devices. Lucky to be exposed in playing outside under the heat of sun.

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  7. The traditional games must be the priority activity of the children. First, it is good for the health. Lastly, it is good for socialization skills of the kids.

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  8. Too much of anything is really bad. These computer games tend to encourage laziness in children.

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  9. Children are really easy to please, give them something to play with and they are happy.

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  10. Yes, i would love to have my kids going out once in a while too. this will help their immune system to get used to air outside and avoid being allergic into things.

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  11. yes, I agree. As much as possible, I take my kids to playgrounds to help their immune system get used to the air outside.

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  12. So sad for today's generation, some of the parents didn't encourage their kids to play outside because they want to secure their kids and prevent from injuries and kidnappers, this is good but not all the time. Kids should discover the world by their own self.

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  13. Hmm I would disagree though; it's more on balanced life and moderation for me. I have friends who are hard-core gamers growing up but of course, still play with us (patintero days!) - and now they say they have become more analytical, better at puzzle-solving, and have better hand-eye coordination due to their PS1 days.

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  14. I sometimes allow my little boy to use my PC, that is, he only watches videos on you tube with my guidance of course. It is still my priority, as I agree with you, its important to let our kids play outside.

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  15. It's true that too must computer games tend to encourage laziness base on what I've observed with my younger-generation cousins.

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  16. I still love the traditional games that we had. I dont have kids yet, of course, I would also like them to experience having those gadgets and still enjoy those traditional games too.

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