Beyond Games: Getting Your Child to Behave

Your kids are a joy to live with for weeks at a time — polite, pleasant, responsible, fun — when without warning they seem to be replaced by evil twins. […]

Improve Executive Functions with Outdoor Activities

While our focus at LearningWorks for Kids is on using digital technologies, a healthy play diet incorporates active and free play. And it’s not just about kids running around and […]

Minecraft and ADHD: Setting Time Limits

Video games can be very powerful motivational tools, but they can also be huge distractions, especially for kids with executive functioning problems. Take the combination of Minecraft and ADHD, for […]

Beyond Games: 6 More Easy Ways to Build Persistence

Practice makes perfect. But is perfection really important?

Not as important as the practice. Practice builds the type of confidence that helps children develop a more persistent approach to difficult […]

“Too Hard”: Encourage Positive Thinking for Your Kids

Have you ever heard your child make negative self-statements about her skills and capacities?

Children frequently say things like, “That’s too hard” or “I can’t do it,” even about a […]

Should You Let Your Child Watch Let’s Plays?

Does your child spend (or at least want to spend) half of their waking hours watching other people play video games on YouTube? This is more common than you might […]

The Greatest Gifts Are Video Games That Improve Executive Functions

Have you ever wondered why kids are so immersed in video game play? Part of the reason is that they are actively taxing their prefrontal cortex, the most sophisticated part […]

Last-Minute Gift: Video Games That Improve Decision-Making

Making good decisions is a timeless skill. But especially in the 21st century, decision-making is often far more important than academic grades or SAT scores in determining success, happiness in […]

This Is Your Brain on Black Ops 3

If anyone in your household is a console gamer, chances are Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is either on their game shelf or on their wishlist—even if they aren’t […]

Star Wars Games That Improve Thinking Skills

Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit theaters across the country yesterday, setting international records. The Force Awakens has fully lived up to every bit of its hype, managing to awaken […]