Posted: Monday, December 28, 2009, 9:31 am
Two afternoons of action-packed fun are planned for kids and teens ages 10-18 this winter during "Get Your Game On!" videogame tournaments.
Both events start at 3 pm.
The Library schedules several board and videogame programs like "Get Your Game On!" each year. Not only are they popular with younger patrons, they're educational as well.
Playing almost any game involves critical thinking, problem solving and a constant learning cycle based on hypothesizing, experimenting and evaluating. Games also meet the developmental needs of young adults by encouraging social interaction, enforcing rules and boundaries, encouraging creative expression and rewarding competence and achievement.
Videogames like Dance Dance Revolution and Tekken even promote good health by getting the heart pumping!
Plus, games are just plain fun and have long been used in libraries. Some, like chess, have been used in libraries for over 150 years.