Kinect Sports: Bowling

LQ: 7.8

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Brain grade: 7.0
Fun score: 8.7

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Game Type: ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+ Platform/Console: LWK Recommended Age: Any Other Requirements: Kinect sensor Thinking Skills Used: ,

In Kinect Sports: Bowling, players mimic throwing a bowling ball down the lane without the need of a controller. Reaching their hand out grabs the ball, and moving side-to-side aims their shot. To throw, they just swing their arm back and then hurl it forward. Spin can be added to the ball by twisting the wrist at the end of the throw. The game features no inappropriate content, but very young players may have some trouble with the motion controls, so it is recommended for ages 6 and up.


This Game is Good for Kids Who Need Help With:

Planning

Developing a systematic approach for setting and achieving goals.

This game is good for kids who need help practicing good Planning skills,as players need to carefully set up their shots and think ahead to score well. Players can adjust the position of their throw, and must decide how to angle their shot before throwing. Also, spin can be added to the throw, and if players don't take this into account they could send the ball into the gutter.

Self-Control

Managing our actions, feelings and behaviors.

Understanding what makes a good shot in theory and being able to execute it in practice are two very different things. To be successful in Kinect Sports: Bowling, players will have to exert careful control over their movements. The speed, form, and direction of a throw all contribute to the end result. Being able to replicate the right throw time and again takes practice and a lot of refined motor skills. Also, if players are struggling, they need to think about their approach, and be able to identify what aspects to adjust, like spin or power.

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