Why Parents Should Play More Video Games

My first job was as an Atari salesman at a video store, so I guess you could say my son comes by his video game addiction genetically.  But it’s not all play; it also gives us some quality time.  I try to choose games that are educational, like Left Brain Right Brain and Big Brain Academy, where we compete at solving problems or laugh over missed answers. We also play games that are a legitimate workout like Dance Dance Revolution and Wii Fit, and we’ve even formed a Guitar Hero family band. 

This is your chance to do something they love that will bring you closer—here’s what’s coming out this month:

Family Gameshow: Family members are contestants who solve puzzles and answer questions. Rated E

Dance Sensation: A game that teaches you and your children different routines based on four styles of dance (ballet, jazz, hip-hop, and salsa). Rated E

Monster Racers: You and the kids can go around the globe in search of monsters to train and race. Rated E

Shrek: Forever After: Based on the much anticipated 3D movie, that the children will surely drag you to see. Rated E



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