Kids Video Games

Is Overwatch An Appropriate Video Game For Kids?

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 07.20.2016 | Canada Parents

Here are its pros and cons.

Joshua Ostroff

Best New Video Games To Buy For Your Kids | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 12.10.2015 | Canada Parents

Game on!

Screen Time Is Bad For Kids' Development: U Of A Researchers

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 12.03.2015 | Canada Alberta

"The research isn’t matching up with the marketing that’s out there."

The Top Video Games To Buy Kids This Christmas

The Huffington Post Canada | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 11.25.2014 | Canada Living

The average gamer age in 2013 is now 30 years old, a fact thirtysomething gamers like to spout at any given opportunity. But we pretty much all began ...

It's Not How Much Screen Time Kids Have, But How They Use It

Mitch Joel | Posted 11.18.2013 | Canada Living
Mitch Joel

If we are ever to have kids that will benefit from screens, instead of wasting their time on it, it is the adults who will have to do a better job of figuring out ways to turn these devices from a time killer into an idea generator. Technology has become a self-fulfilling prophecy. This isn't about how much time kids spend with screens, it's about what's on the screen. Screens are no longer the things we use to waste time and take our collective minds off of our day-to-day lives. These screens have come alive, and a child's ability to understand this, work with them and -- ultimately -- use them to create something is going to be a key indicator of their ability to be successful in life.

A Gaming Gift Guide For The Young (And Young At Heart)

The Huffington Post Canada | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 12.11.2012 | Canada Living

Aging gamers, including myself, like to boast that the average gamer age is 30 and climbing. But that doesn’t mean games can’t still be child’s ...

For Kids, Playing Is Not a Waste of Time

Kelly Murumets | Posted 01.14.2013 | Canada Living
Kelly Murumets

Play is not only an easy, accessible and affordable way to get children more physically active, but it has the potential to improve a child's physical, emotional, social and cognitive well-being. It's not a frill or a waste of time. According to the Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card, play has been shown to improve and foster motor function, creativity, decision-making, problem solving and the ability to control emotions.

Active Video Games Fail To Improve Kids’ Fitness

CBC | Posted 02.27.2012 | Canada Living

Children who play active video games don't actually exercise enough at home to gain any benefit compared with regular video games, a new study finds. ...

Guilt-Free Gaming: The Video Games To Give Your Kids This Season

The Huffington Post Canada | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 12.09.2011 | Canada Living

Letters to Santa are no longer filled with requests for Red Ryder BB Guns but for first-person shooters like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, which, of...