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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 certain issues, many mainstream titles can support your kid’s learning. Mainstream games can boost a sense of independence and confidence in kids with special needs, provide the ability to ask for help, and let them challenge themselves. Try these games to help kids with special needs in these five areas: Read More

Birthday parties idea in Ottawa – Video Game Party

Children’s birthday parties are something we as moms frequent multiple times a year. Whether we are planning our own or attending another one for the fourth time this month, we’ve seen it all: from the last-minute fiasco to the well-planned extravaganza. As we plan our own party, it can be a little overwhelming sometimes. Some of my best words of advice as an event planner is to always, always think outside the box. That is just what we did with this party we’ve themed, “Video Game Party,” .

Let’s face it. which kid doesn’t like video game?And with GamesOnTruck Mobile Video Game Party you’ve got nothing to lose.

Any parent in Ottawa, Ontario will tell you that video games are the most popular kid’s toy around, so what better way to celebrate your child’s birthday then by providing the ultimate video game heaven? Not only are the kids thrilled, the parents are too! GamesOnTruck video game truck is weather proof for events all year round and keeps the kids and the mess out of your house! We handle everything…all you have to do is tell us where to park!

Inside the truck you will find premium comfort on the long leather couch that runs the length of the trailer and offers prime seating in front of 4 flat-screen HDTV’s. Equipped with XBOX 360 XBOX One, PlayStation 3 &4, Nintendo Wii and Wii U, the truck allows up to 16 kids to play at one time.

How to plan your kid’s time playing video games

Parents trying to break their children from the addiction of video games and other electronics should first consider how much time they themselves spend on Facebook or smart phone.

That’s because kids model adult behavior, cautions New Jersey family and marriage therapist Marty Tashman.

Teaching children how to budget their time playing video games, similar to the way they are taught how to budget money, is good starting point for parents, he says.

“For younger kids, you can have a timer so there’s a physical reminder of how long a time that they have,” he said.

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