- 2016年09月18日15:02 来源：小站教育
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Task：Some people think modern games can help children to develop a wide range of skills, but others argue that traditional games can be much better for developing such skills. What is your opinion?
What kind of games should a child choose to play, modern games or traditional ones? Personally, In terms of contributions of games to improving skills of children, I believe traditional games have a better overall performance, and my reasons will be explored as below.
Admittedly, benefits stemming from modern games should not be ignored. Generally speaking, playing video games is an interactive process that stimulates the neural mechanism of children. By this way, the eye-hand coordination, reaction and decision-making ability can be improved. Many puzzle games also sharpen cognition capacities like calculating, interpreting, logic thinking and reasoning. In addition, another practical skill trained from playing online games is computer operation, such as how to use mouse, keyboard and the Internet, as well as communicate with others by social networking.
However, I still believe traditional games are superior to modern ones, in many aspects. For example, board games, a typical entertainment, improve cognitive skills of children. For example, chess optimizes the memory performance. During a game, a player's mind is driven to actively recall every previous move, as well as recognize techniques and tricks. Secondly, Chess improves the ability of visualization. Before making a move, a child visualizes the possibilities and variations of patterns, and picks the most appropriate action. Thirdly, it also strengthens the concentration, because a player would learn to focus on the main goal--to checkmate and become the victor.
Finally, scouting, a traditional outdoor game, is very beneficial for the independent ability of children, physically and mentally. First, when camping or hiking in forests, these young-age scouts quickly have a high-level proficiency in practical living skills, such as ways of packing, knotting, cooking and firing, reading map and compass for orientation, and first aid skills to coping with illness or injuries.
In conclusion, it is undeniable that advantages brought from traditional games are more than that of modern one. Although technology-based games can make children skilled in operating computer, traditional games like bricks, chess and scouting can do more and better for developing the intelligence, cognitive abilities and independence among children.