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New parenting trend -‘no gifts allowed’ birthday parties

New parenting trend -‘no gifts allowed’ birthday parties

A new parenting trend sees parents increasingly hosting ‘no gifts allowed’ birthday parties for their kids. Money-saving measures: In recent months, such invitations have become increasingly popular, as cash-strapped mothers look for ways to decrease costs, in any way, shape or form. Expert: Psychologist, Dr Monique Robinson, said that it’s part of the overall trend […]

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‘Skylanders Imaginators’ makes creating your own character feel special

‘Skylanders Imaginators’ makes creating your own character feel special

The Skylanders franchise has taken a slightly different route to rival Lego in the toys-to-life genre, with Imaginators’ new character-creation tool allowing children to design their own playable heroes. This adds a fresh incentive to the familiar combat action with new character parts to find and collect. The starter pack comes with everything needed to […]

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Play in the World Cup of Hockey with NHL 17

Play in the World Cup of Hockey with NHL 17

You think EA Sports is going to limit you to NHL teams with the latest edition of its hockey sim? No way. Sure, you can play as your favourite NHL squad, but you can also pick one of the national teams participating in the World Cup of Hockey, taking place in Toronto this month. Hockey […]

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Video games help children at school

Video games help children at school

Playing online video games can “apply and sharpen” skills learnt in school and help children to achieve higher grades, new research has shown. The study, which was conducted by the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in Australia, found that children who play video games perform better in school, as the games require the player […]

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30 built-in games on new Nintendo NES Classic Console

30 built-in games on new Nintendo NES Classic Console

Nintendo says ‘there’s a little something for everyone: a nice mix of timeless favorites, cult classics and maybe even some games that you never got around to playing. ‘Each is sure to bring back memories and produce plenty of new ones.’ Balloon Fight™ BUBBLE BOBBLE Castlevania™ Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest™ Donkey Kong™ Donkey Kong Jr. […]

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Video games that improve skills for kids with special needsVideo games that improve skills for kids with special needs

Video games that improve skills for kids with special needsVideo games that improve skills for kids with special needs

Strengthening skills through play is a proven strategy to help kids learn. For kids with special needs, video games can offer opportunities to practice everything from communication skills to organization — even social interactions — in a comfortable environment where players set the pace. While games designed specifically for kids with special needs can address […]