Active video games could help with children's development

Video games typically get a bad name but new research shows that interactive games like Nintendo Wii can help non-typically developing children improve important motor skills.

The study shows that active video games could help such children improve their balance as long as they were supervised. There is also evidence the games could aid the motor skill development of children with cerebral palsy.

Motor skills deficits is a key feature of many developmental disorders, including for children with intellectual disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down syndrome and Cerebral Palsy. Active video games involve moving the body during play and help kids to master a particular skill in an environment of low-pressure.

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