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  1. nothingbythebook
    nothingbythebook January 4, 2013 at 18:54 | | Reply

    When I’m on deadline, Minecraft is the curriculum. :)

    1. Daughter of Maat
      Daughter of Maat January 5, 2013 at 17:54 | | Reply

      ha ha ha, right on! :D

  2. Janine Huldie
    Janine Huldie January 4, 2013 at 18:59 | | Reply

    Mine kids are still too young, but they watch a ton of Mickey Mouse when I am writing lol!! And Kevin is a huge gamer so it is just a matter of time before one or both want to see it is all about!!

    1. Daughter of Maat
      Daughter of Maat January 5, 2013 at 18:16 | | Reply

      Sam started playing video games at 3, although obviously not Gears of War. She was playing a game that helped her learn her ABCs, numbers, shapes and colors. It was really cute too, a little ship that you drive around picking up letters, numbers etc. I didn’t let her start playing real video games (for lack of a better term) until just recently, and mainly because she kept bugging me to play with daddy lol.

  3. pictimilitude
    pictimilitude January 4, 2013 at 19:14 | | Reply

    Fun conversations going on over there, hahaha. Love it. :)

    1. Daughter of Maat
      Daughter of Maat January 5, 2013 at 18:17 | | Reply

      I know, right? Never a dull moment. I’m always surprised by what I hear coming from the couch! lol :D

  4. Emily
    Emily January 4, 2013 at 20:01 | | Reply

    Your post makes me feel so much better because my kids play video games. One of my kids in particular would play all day if we let him so we have to put limits on their gaming time. I agree there is some merit to video games in terms of problem-solving, eye-hand coordination, etc. In fact, one of my son’s teachers used video games in a teaching exercise once! Great post!

    1. Daughter of Maat
      Daughter of Maat January 5, 2013 at 18:20 | | Reply

      Sam would play all day too if we let her. First person shooters I think have more merit for enhancing visuo-spatial attention. Games like Skyrim, and Fable (which my daughter loves) are wonderful for problem solving skills, and even math and reading. Plus they learn by experience which means they learn practical applications of the subject, not just the theory. :D

  5. Lanaya
    Lanaya January 13, 2013 at 19:38 | | Reply

    I love that she yells at Daddy because of taking her lancer…

    Thank you for linking up your post to Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. :)
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    xoxo
    Lanaya
    http://www.raising-reagan.com

    1. Daughter of Maat
      Daughter of Maat January 13, 2013 at 20:03 | | Reply

      lol I know I was laughing the entire time! I’m excited about the link up, there was quite a few blogs I wanted to check out!! Thanks for stopping by!! :)

    2. Daughter of Maat
      Daughter of Maat January 13, 2013 at 23:28 | | Reply

      lol I know, I couldn’t help but burst out laughing as the whole thing went down! lol Thanks for hosting the link up party! I love them, I always find some wonderful blogs that way!! I’ll be back Friday! :)

  6. Amber
    Amber January 13, 2013 at 20:21 | | Reply

    My son isn’t even 2 yet but every time daddy starts playing a game or gets on the computer he wants to sit in his lap and “help” him. I know it’s only a matter of time before they start playing together. My son loves to play games on ABCMouse.com and it is already helping him with his hand eye coordination, especially while trying to use the mouse.

    Just found your blog through the Raising Imperfection hop and started following! Thanks for the laugh :)

    1. Daughter of Maat
      Daughter of Maat January 13, 2013 at 23:37 | | Reply

      Sam did the very same thing when she was that age!! Before my hubby got rid of desktop PC, he let Sam use it all the time, and it really did make a huge difference in her hand-eye coordination. Now with the xbox, not only does she have the learning games, but the fast-paced shooters teach her to be more aware of her sourroundins and to do so quickly. I’ve really noticed some changes in her observation skills!

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you joined the linky party! I’m going to check out your blog, the title is just too good to pass up!! :)

  7. Leslie
    Leslie January 13, 2013 at 22:12 | | Reply

    I think this is a great post! Funny, too. :)

    Thanks for sharing your favorite post at Raising Imperfection! We feature our favorites on Friday, make sure to come back and check.
    Leslie
    http://www.violetimperfection.com

    1. Daughter of Maat
      Daughter of Maat January 13, 2013 at 23:38 | | Reply

      Oh thank you Leslie! I’ll be sure to check back Friday. I loved your post on the iPad apps!! I found quite a few of them had android equivalents, so I’m all set!! :)

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