Some people think that some lessons for young children (age 5-8) which include video games can serve as effective and interesting ways of learning, while others think that these lessons are quite distracting and can be seen as a waste of time. What is your opinion and why?
Our age witnesses that the video game has undergone a tremendous change from a sign of wealth and social status to a life necessity. Reportedly, most young children aged form five to eight spend a quite long time learning lessons which include video games. This phenomenon triggers a heated debate. Some people think that video games serve as effective and interesting ways of learning, while others think that these lesson are quite distracting. Form my perspective, these lessons can be seen as a waste of time. I will elaborate my viewpoint in the following paragraphs.
Firstly, it is impossible for young children to fully concentrate on the lessons for young children which include video games. This is because these lessons usually demands a relatively quite place and preoccupation from young children. Conversely, if young children learn lessons through video games, his or her attention is being torn apart and the efficiency of learning must be affected. A good case in point is that when I was young, if I wanna learn something, I have to devote all of my attention on it and cannot afford any sight disturbance. However, once I play video game, I only notice the animation in it and totally forget what I have to learn.
Besides, these lessons which include video games is likely to do harm to young children's health. In an important stage in growth of young children, the organs and systems development are unfavorable to play video game for a long time which can pose an adverse effect on normal development, especially eyesight. More and more young people become shortsighted at a relatively young age which is a deeply regretful fact. This phenomenon ascribe to the extensive use of eyes by watching video games.
Admittedly, these lessons including video game can be very attractive to young children and can stimulate their interest in learning. However, we can not afford to lose young children's physical development which is the priority compared to learning knowledge.
To put in the nutshell, young children are supposed to be preoccupied with their lessons without being disturbed by other distractions such as video games which can be a good way to release anxiety.