Building Focus with Fortnite: Race & Parkour

Building Focus with Fortnite: Racing & Parkour

In this workshop, our expert Gamer Guides lead kids through fun Fortnite activities to improve their focus skills.

 

Today’s Activity: Racing & Parkour with Focus!

Welcome to Building Skills with Fortnite. This will be an online hour session where your child will play Fortnite with the focus of learning thinking skills & Executive Functions they can use in their everyday life! This session will be on the building the skill Focus with a couple hints of other skills like Flexibility and Time Management.

Your child will join our Learning Works For Kids Discord at the appropriate time of your session and will team up with our trained Gamer-Guides. After introducing themselves, the Gamer-Guides and participants will hop into some Fortnite Gameplay!

As far as the actual Gameplay goes we will start by teaming up together in a creative hub created by the Learningworks Gamer Guides. Throughout the session we will exercise a couple of fun activities that practice your child’s Focus skills including ATV Races and Parkour events the Gamer Guides built before hand.

After every race we will reflect on how we could have done better, and how focusing is a key to success. As well as how they can relate these skills they are using in there everyday life with examples.

Our goal is to learn a little something they can take with them into the everyday world with the mindset of having fun, working as a team and playing a game they enjoy while building life skills.

For more information about focus, visit the Focus Page at LearningWorks for Kids.

Have more Questions feel free to contact us at live@learningworksforkids.com

Workshop Schedule

To join the live session, simply select the appropriate date and time below, then click on the Join Live Session button.  If this is your child’s first Fortnite session, please make sure to view and follow our setup instructions.

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Workshop Activities

The LW4K method to using video games as teaching tools relies on strategic teaching principles and our approach of “Detect, Reflect, and Connect.” The purpose of the Detect, Reflect, and Connect steps is to mold the child into an active learner who becomes aware of, engaged in, and contemplative of what she is learning. These steps can enhance motivation and concentration. They also assist in extending learning beyond a particular game or technology and connecting it to the real world.

  • Detect

    Detect or identify when and where they are using thinking skills in video game play.

    Before we start racing the Learningworks For Kids gamer guides will make it clear that today’s session is about Focus. As we get everyone lined up for the race we will stress about how focus will help them progress through the course and they must focus on the new surroundings the first lap, as well as the other racers around them.

  • Reflect

    Reflect or consider how the thinking skills used during gameplay helps them to achieve their goals.

    After a lap or two we will reflect back on races and talk about how focusing on the new environment and learning from it will result in a better and faster end result. The Gamer Guides will then give them new vehicles and with the previous map knowledge have them focus on their time and mistakes.  Then reflect back on those areas of focus as well.

  • Connect

    Connect or apply game-based thinking skills to real-world activities.

    Throughout the session we will relate the focus your child is using in fortnite with tasks they must overcome on a daily basis. For example, talking about how focusing on the fortnite race is not too different then focusing on completing their chores, and explaining why it is important to practice this skill for tasks in their life to come.

Follow-Up Activities

Activity #1

Keep your child thinking! Next time your child plays Fortnite ask them what skills they learned when playing with us! If they are cooperative they will answer with Focus, or maybe time management or flexibility! If they need some help don’t be afraid to refresh their memory and keep thinking about these skills as they play!

Next try and relate these skills to everyday real life outside of Video Games! For an example “How did you use Focus at school today? What do you want to focus on learning tomorrow in class?” Just anything to help remind your child of the skills they are practicing and help build them.

If you need a full list of our Learningworks For Kids Skills click below!

https://learningworksforkids.com/the-science-of-play/

As well we recommend you check out our website and try a new game off of our game list under a skill category your child struggles with!

https://learningworksforkids.com/playbooks/

Activity #2

Make It Work – Create a Piece of Art

Find  your child’s favorite medium of creativity, whether it be a piece of Artwork, a short story, a sculpture, or even Lego creation. Sit down and create something with them or along side them. Set a goal with this creation and help them focus on achieving this goal and nothing else. Turn off the TV, put away the cell phones and help ignore all distractions. Relate it to the session and how your child focused on completing the race in Fortnite.