Wii Sports: Tennis

This sports game helps with Self Control and Flexibility and is recommended for kids 6+.

How Tennis Improves Executive Functions

Tennis can be played individually or as a part of a team where cheering on teammates or playing doubles practices social-emotional learning skills. It’s a great game for kids who […]

Three Family Resolutions That Are Totally Realistic

We’re a few days into the new year, and maybe you’re still sticking to your New Year’s resolutions and maybe you’re not. No judgements here. It’s common to make pretty […]

Beyond Games: 4 Exercises to Improve Effort

There’s a saying that “work comes before success in everything except the dictionary.” And for some kids, effort comes naturally. But others need to experience a sense of accomplishment — […]

Trouble with Transitions: Flexibility and Academic Success

For some people, being mentally flexible comes naturally. A change of plans, an unexpected obstacle, or a new method of doing something are all taken in stride. But for many […]

Setting Limits: Holiday Edition – Tech Presents and Presence

The holidays can provide a special sense of wonder and excitement, but they can also make you feel like there is some special trick to finding a balance between letting […]

Beyond Games: The Truth About Cooperation

Part of school, an important part, is undeniably social. Learning how to get along well with others is necessary for both academic and personal success. Cooperation is a skill that […]

How Exercise Improves Executive Functions: Finding Games and Apps That Promote More Exercise in Kids

Vigorous physical exercise leads to improvement in executive-functioning skills. Studies detailed by John Ratey in his book “Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain” demonstrate how kids […]

Treating ADHD with video games and exercise

A recent article in the Atlantic demonstrates the importance of exercise as a treatment tool for children with ADHD. There are a number of new  studies that suggest that 30-60 […]

8 Reasons Children with Autism Should Play Video Games

There have been a number of reports over the past year that express concern about whether or not children with autism should play video games. These studies have indicated that […]