For the developmental psychologist, Jean Piaget, playing was “work for children.” Children strengthen important skills such as creativity and teamwork.But because children – just like adults – carry their smartphones with them all the time nowadays, they have a constant “license to play.” The challenges posed by games apps, like costs or use times, are easily forgotten.
In this infographic, Pia and Erick show how games apps work and how children and adults can best deal with the mechanisms behind games apps.
Simply print out and hang up the infographic and talk with your children or adolescents about it. This graphic surely has a lot to offer in conversation material.
How games apps work
Erik and Pia are big fans of games apps. But when a game rings at night and wakes them up, they don’t think that’s very fun...
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