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Nintendo titles "definitely encourage children to learn," teacher states

Nintendo Universe writes:

Dawn Hallybone, a teacher at Oakdale Junior School in Essex, England, has praised the way that the Nintendo DS “encourages children to learn,” having actively used games such as ‘Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain’ to assist her teaching within the classroom.

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cliffbo3275d ago

i'd give that one to LPB myself

RedDead3275d ago

while lbp makes use of your aility to create, it doesn't give you any knowlege or teach you maths.

DORMIN3274d ago

I think ALL of us should be proud of how far gaming has gone.
So EVERYONE stop your nonsense fanboying

There was a time when Video Games and School were the most fiercest of enemies, and now look at it. Schools are using video games to teach. ;)

Seedhouse3275d ago

Yeah, LBP is great for physics based learning but I guess Nintendo's more family orientated titles such as Brain Training are more suited for classrooms?

RedDead3275d ago (Edited 3275d ago )

Physics? It's not so complicated that it could teach you anything, it tells you the basics just like real life teachs you the basics, the harder you push the faster it moves etc, it doesn't teach you how to send a rocket into space.

Seedhouse3275d ago

It's still useful; mechanisms, electronics, weights, etc?

Just in a different way than that offered by Nintendo titles.

Seferoth753274d ago

Yeah sure LBP is educational dude...lol.. Some fanboys today.Rather than give Nintendo credit you pull something out of your ass in some lame attempt to give Sony as much credit as Nintendo

RedDead3274d ago (Edited 3274d ago )

I don't see how doing maths is the same as creating a level in LBp, Again the things you mentioned are realised without learning or study, it's simple stuff that comes with growing up. Electronics? Do you learn how to bulid a circut in Lbp? Mechanisms? Like what? Weights, same as push pull etc

Djinn3274d ago

Pokemon encourages to enslave and harm little animals

TANUKI3274d ago

lol, I never thought of it that way. bub+ for the good humor.

Skullomania3274d ago (Edited 3274d ago )

lol +Bub, Pokemon teaches you how to kidnap little animals.

George Sears3274d ago (Edited 3274d ago )

It's true because thanks to my years of playing Super Mario Bros. I've grown to become a successful plumber whilst humping my hot client if she feels peachy.

yog-sothot3274d ago

Jeeze... Do we need excuses to play games ? Games are here to entertain you (and your kids), and that's perfectly fine, no need to teach you anything. They can make you think (moral choices, strategy, puzzles, riddles...), they can make you feel emotions, they might even enlighten you, who knows, like any other art form / great craftmanship, but please, don't hide behind lame educational stuff. Besides, does eveything need to be "useful" (in a direct/economic way) ? Life is already boring enough like that imo

MonopolyRSV3274d ago (Edited 3274d ago )

Yeah, they learn to buy a PS3 instead.

Seferoth753274d ago

I guess that is why Wii is 35 million or so ahead of PS3 in sales... lol Silly troll. Shouldnt you be playing in traffic?

killzowner3273d ago

How does that mean they shouldny buy a ps3 seferoth? "lol silly troll"

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