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Should You Let Your Children Play Video Games? [Infographic]

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This post is a contribution from freelance writer Eric Taylor and Maternity Glow.

We all know that video games are a lot of fun, especially when we play them with our kids. But did you ever feel a twinge of guilt letting your kids play video games, maybe thinking in the back of your mind that you weren’t doing them any good?

Well, the truth is, there are actually a whole lot of benefits for kids who play video games. Did you know that gaming can help your children improve their motor skills, burn calories, keep their cravings for snacks and sugary drinks in check, boost their memory, and spark an interest in technology and coding?

Below, you’ll learn 17 reasons why playing video games are actually good for your kids, via the parenting blog Maternity Glow. And if you want to read even more details and all the data and science behind the findings, you can check out the full post here.

Happy gaming!

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Eric Taylor is a freelance writer based out of Alexandria, Va. His interests include traveling, coffee, and, of course, playing video games.

Johnny grew up sharing NES, Genesis, and Playstation games with his older brother. His first personal system was the Nintendo 64. After regaining most of his old games, he began to expand his collection. Eventually, his mission became to collect anything and everything retro related.