Raise a Child with Video Games or Street Games

Raise a Child with Video Games or Street Games
Technology nowadays is very accessible even for the young ones. Even a kid can navigate a cellphone with ease especially when playing games. I know that some would choose to raise their child with playing Street Games because it would improve the child's physical abilities but playing video games also has its pros like improvement of the child's hand and eye coordination. Also in some child schools, they use devices on teaching to motivate the child while learning. The classic Street Games promote physical well being though. Which do you prefer for your child?



Of Course I Would Choose Street Games

I would choose the classic street games for my child for the benefits you say they yield. However, my children would choose to go over to their friend's house and play video games. Thank goodness they had physical education classes in school where kids engaged in physical sports!
Posted by cmoneyspinner on 11-20-2018

Street Games

I have learned most of my life skills through street. And it seems to be good for earning the understanding of how people work. And that should give you some direction towards the life. I prefer to have kids learn that because video games teach you nothing.
Posted by overcast on 11-20-2018

Physical Exercise

Children develop their physical well-being when children play street games. It also makes socializing possible. Video games make children isolated and may affect their eyes
Posted by stbrians on 11-29-2018

Street games

You know, both are fun. But, in raising kids, I would prefer for them to go outside and play. It is because when they grow up, they would really choose video games over street games. It is best to let them play something that they can reminisce when they grow up and while you can control them, let them do street games.
Posted by theresajane on 11-19-2018

Safe from danger outside

I have experienced playing street games when I was a child, but mostly I grew up playing video games. I'd say video games are better since the child are able to learn new words and are able to practice thinking critically. Other than that, our current generation have a more dangerous environment compared to the previous generation. Playing video games doesn't mean that the child would learn violence, the parents should just give proper supervision and the games the child are playing are puzzle games that would enhance their thinking skills.
Posted by hstinscdln on 11-21-2018

Video Games

I think it would be safer for kids to play with video games instead of street games. I know it looks sad and lonely but this is the world that we live in now. I want them to be exposed to technology at early age because technology is going forward really fast and that's where this new generation is headed.
Posted by ivandelrey on 12-07-2018



street games

I would choose both if I could because I think it's possible to be adept at both video games and sports but if I only had to choose one I'd go with sports because at least then exercise would be part of the hobby. With video games you'd need to actively find time and effort to exercise while with regular sports you can have the benefit of physicality while playing.
Posted by Wubwub on 11-19-2018

Street is real.

For a better human interaction, I think that raising a kid with the street games is the best thing to do as that will improve the interaction that they've got with the other kids. Such is the way that they can develop a better communication skills as well.
Posted by Barida on 11-20-2018


This is true,but in most cases I would prefer street games as videos games would maybe prove to be a problem for my child in the future.
Posted by MittensFX on 11-19-2018

Street Games

Street games is better compared to video games. Street games has many benefits like physical activities and socializing to others too. Video games could ruin their young eyes and might have a poor sight in the end.
Posted by mark86 on 11-20-2018

Street Games

On my part, I was raised with outdoor games, and I would raise my child with the same games instead of video games.

I believe that apart from developing physical abilities, the child learns how to interact with people, and their minds are always refreshed.

Posted by Focusedwriter10 on 12-08-2018

Why not both?

Teaching them both games would be a great thing to do. They would enjoy both playing video games inside and learning also the classical retro games as well while they are outside they will be able to feel the classic games that kids use to play and are still being played as of now. Some fun and cool street games are like tag, hide and seek, hit the can and other such games. Playing both games would develop the kids enjoyment and it will also raise their health and ability to move their body around.
Posted by YoloBoy on 11-19-2018

Physical and Mental Development

I prefer raising a child with street games because it will allow them to have human interaction, gain friends, and experience standing up after they fall. I think these points are really important for their development both physically and mentally.
Posted by clarisseblogs on 11-22-2018

Street games!

I would try to make my kid love street games more than video games. While playing the street games, kids are playing with other kids, they are improving their physical abilities and coordination. Playing outside with other kids is always better than sitting at home and playing video games alone.
Posted by NikSuks on 12-18-2018


I would prefer raising a child with physical sports. There is a lot of discussion going on this topic for a while now. Physical games contribute to the all round development of the child. It also makes him experience his real childhood. He can socialize better by being with people his age. Online games are a waste of time. It subjects him to a lot of stress and he is always occupied in the vicious circle to perform better all the time. It also has effects on his eyes and sleep schedule.
Posted by kaushikangara on 11-19-2018
I have a 18 months old child and I want him to grow playing outdoor games. However, this does not mean I would not let the child play video games. Video games are associated with boosting your mind power, where as outdoor games develop physical abilities. I think there should be a balance between video games and outdoor games.
Posted by vinaya on 11-21-2018
Video games are good for children's but to some extents only, they can be simply addicted for playing video games. I prefer street games for children's but in a good society where children can play and gain knowledge. It is our responsibility have a look at them.
Posted by csk81 on 11-19-2018
You have a very good point. It would be useless to let the child play on the street with a not so pleasant neighborhood. You have to always see to it that the streets where they can play are safe and full of good influences.
Posted by theresajane on 11-19-2018
I am favor in street games because this is where your child will learn how to social in his/her co children and where they will learn how value friends. Street game also can help his/her physical well being develop and learn how to be responsible in every single way he/she can.
Posted by mhingnhormz on 11-19-2018
There are many benefits of playing outdoor games. Outdoor games, apart from developing your child physically, also teaches him about collaboration, friendship and discipline. Video games can develop analytical thinking, however, if your child is over doing it, it can make him dull on other areas.
Posted by vinaya on 11-21-2018
I would go with street games. You know, while you can control them, let them play something that they can reminisce when they grow up.
Posted by theresajane on 11-19-2018
I would like my future children to play both. Physical games for the children would be good for their health. But I would not deprive them of playing video games. I think I would just try to set a strict schedule that they would follow.
Posted by thejoyrevolution on 11-19-2018
Video games are also good as long as you allow your child to play in moderation. But I still prefer to raise a child with street games. I am one of the 90's kids and during our days, we usually played street games like Chinese garter, patintero, langit lupa and more. We used to play computer games but not all the time. Street games are more fun to play and it can develop socialization. It is also like sports that can help your child improve their physical strength.
Posted by superlicca on 11-20-2018
That's right, video games will be beneficial as long as your child plays in moderation. If you choose a game that involves a lot of thinking, video games will also improve your child's brain function. However, if your child is playing violent games, it might be damaging your child's brain.
Posted by vinaya on 11-21-2018
Both is good for children but I prefer street games where they can physical active and create friendship to others. Socializing to others in neighborhood is one good practice at young age.
Posted by mark86 on 11-20-2018
Very true, learning how to socialize with others is key in this life. It is through interaction that the kids learn how to express themselves, and in future, they grow to be responsible citizens.
Posted by Focusedwriter10 on 12-08-2018
I grow up playing games on the street because during my time gadgets and computer video games are not yet around in our place. But these days, I rarely see kids playing on the streets. And it is sad that because of the advancement in technology, most kids chose to play with their gadgets or video games rather than on street games that involve physical activities. The games I played on the street when I was a kid is now slowly forgotten.
Posted by vhinz on 11-20-2018
When I was growing up, we did not have videos games to play because PC were very expensive and hand held devices did not exist. When I was in teens video games started taking center stage in a child's life, however, my journalist father did not allow us to play such games. However, these days a lot of kids play video games and they are over doing it in a way that they have almost lost communication with the real world.
Posted by vinaya on 11-21-2018
I think that there is benefit in raising a child in both premises. Street games would enhance his physical health while introducing him with video games could enhance his mental health. Just be sure to choose the kind of video games that you would use in this process.
Posted by emiaj55 on 11-20-2018
I agree that some video games are educational in nature. It promotes learning and problem solving. Some games are designed to develop reading skills as well as logic.
Posted by iambeth on 11-20-2018
When the time comes and I get the chance to have my own child, I will raise him in a gadget-free way as much as possible. Here are the reasons why, first too much exposure from gadgets may lead to health problems such as eye problems and it promotes sedentary life that may result to obesity. I want my child to experience the joy of playing with friends outside, playing hide and seek, running, luksong baka, chinese garter, tumbang preso, black one two three, turumpo, piko, pogs, text and other outdoor games that let the body move around. Thes games will him/her physically by strengthening the bones, promotes good blood circulation, emotionaly by learning how to communicate with other child, leadership skills and sportsmanship and so on. Now that I'm 18, I am super happy that my parents let me enjoy my childhood days playing outside under the sun.
Posted by Anonymous on 11-20-2018
By the way video games are also beneficial to your child. If you choose the right video games, it will help in the mental development. Mental development is as important as physical development. Video games helps in developing analytical thinking, it increases problem solving skills in a child. Outdoor games are also very good. Since these days it is very common for a child to spend more time in video games compared to outdoor games, we should limit them in playing video games and emphasize on playing outdoor games.
Posted by vinaya on 11-21-2018
Until now, I still appreciate how my mother raised me. We are poor but she never deprived me of playing outside even I if i got a lot of bruises and often had a fight with boys. They we're still able to provide me toys that felt like a luxury such as bicycle, wave board, roller blades and supported me on ice skating. Everything that I have achieved right now, I owe it to my parents who gave too much love and support.
Posted by agbuyarashel on 11-20-2018
Nowadays, almost everyone knows how to use phones or computers even little children. I think it would be good if they would be raised using both. It is good to let them use the video games but there should be limitations. Too much video games are not good. Street games are a good way for children to interact and learn with other children. It will them develop their confidence.
Posted by Alymae on 11-20-2018
Since a lot of children are playing too much video games, therefore, we should put more focus on encouraging kids to play outdoor games. Outdoor games teaches self discipline, friendship, working in a team as well as develops the body. If the children spend too much time playing video games, they will not only damage their eyes, but also will lose contact with the real world.
Posted by vinaya on 11-21-2018
I would prefer my child to play street games as well. Yes playing video games is also good but it can affect the child due to radiation. It is always to play with street because it can also help the to socialized. The tendency when child is to exposed with video games can alter the social stability of your child since he/she is just facing gadgets.
Posted by luv2xacosta on 11-20-2018
Street games for children enhances their motor skills. It improves their balance and stamina in doing physical activities. It also promotes socialization with others.
Posted by iambeth on 11-20-2018
I do prefer my child to play outdoor because it has an important role in children's development and there are many benefit that you may not have realized. Active outdoor play, running, jumping, climbing, chasing, is one of the best ways for children to stay physically active because it's fun and they'll forget they're exercising As well as being fun, it's vital for their physical, social and emotional development. Play is so important that it is a human right under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child,Active play helps children stay healthy. It can combat obesity and reduces the risk of serious illnesses It helps them concentrate, relax, focus at school and sleep better at night.They’ll make friends and develop social skills and their imagination. Playing independently with other kids helps them to learn about risk and improve their self-confidence It’s a great way to spend time as a family.
Posted by kelvz1984 on 11-20-2018
It is best for a child to be social and do outdoor activities with playmates than playing video games at home. Playing outside the house means freedom and it's okay to let them be vulnerable with moderation of course. It makes them healthy emotionally, mentally and physically and not to be obese and lazy. It could not be safe outside in the streets but maybe parents can invite their children's playmates and let them play like if a house has a garden or a large yard instead of playing in the streets outside the house. A little video games at home wouldn't hurt.
Posted by Marako0406 on 11-20-2018
I prefer to expose one's child to be involved in street games and video games. Both have good benefits in terms of physical, social, emotional and mental aspects of the child. In street games, obviously it is beneficial in terms of your child's interaction with his friends. He'll know how to have a harmonous relationship with others unlike when only at home doing video games. Video games is also good for the child's mental development. Educational games in particular is even better for them to be more prepared before going to school.
Posted by Vinsanity on 11-20-2018
I don't want my future children to be noob when it comes to technology but I want them to just limit using those gadgets as it's not good to their health. While I let them use technology, I want them also to experience playing outside the house or playing street play as I want them to explore and cherish the moments of being a child.
Posted by nekonieden on 11-20-2018
Children if raised with the video games they tend to be more liberal and are more feminine. And that can be bad for the male kids. So it's always better to raise kids with the better understanding of the real life. So it should be noted that kids need to be raised with proper values and understanding of how life works. That's what I have found out in that case.
Posted by overcast on 11-20-2018
wow that's interesting. By the way where did you get that notion that if a child is raised playing video games they will be more liberal and more feminine? Contrarily, I believe if the children spend more time playing video games, they will be more violent (because most of the popular video games are violent in nature). yes, kids need to be raised with proper values and morals, and outdoor games are good to input morality and ethics.
Posted by vinaya on 11-21-2018
I’m an anti-social introvert, and I was ever since I was a child. Because of this characteristic, going outside and playing with friends was considered a punishment to me. All I ever wanted to do was stay inside and play video games because that was where I felt the most comfortable, and my parents understood that. People consider it abnormal to be so anti-social, but I feel that none of us can judge one another for our preferences. I prefer the solitary life, and me staying inside and playing video games isn’t harming anyone.
Posted by Denis_P on 11-22-2018
In my opinion, mobile phones and devices should be introduced later on in life and not during the developmental stages of a child. It's better to stimulate a child's senses through play rather than using a tiny lighted framed box which has a possibility of damaging their eyesight.
Posted by knnon on 11-26-2018
The best learning that the child can get is to exposed to their surrounding and not contain them in a room where they're only using gadgets. The best childhood days they could get is to develop bonding with another kids, let them socialized and interact with another children. As for gadgets they can still use it, but parents should limit exposing their children to gadgets since it can cause eye defect when there is too much exposure of radiation.
Posted by luv2xacosta on 11-30-2018
Growing up, I was race playing street games rather than video games, when I was a kid technology was not really that mainstream, I mean technology in terms of video games, computer or mobile phones. When I was a kid life was really so simple but I'm full with joy and happiness, I was so contented and it sounds corny but being a kid way back then was a blissful experience.
Posted by davedaot on 12-06-2018
I grew up in street games because there was no video games when I was young. The street games use physical and mental powers that it is also enjoyable because of the socializing element. You play usually with other children and that can be the start of a long and deep friendship. I don’t think you can have the with video games. Another disadvantage of the video games is that you sit for a long time.
Posted by Corzhens on 12-10-2018
I would choose both. Street Games would develop their motor skills while Video Games would further develop their intellect. There are many helpful apps and games out there that can help a child. The issue here would be the balancing act that you would need to figure out so that your child won't be addicted to video games and shows.
Posted by pencilneckgeek on 12-12-2018
I would definitely choose street games, and in fact, I disallow my young children to play video games. Though there are many debates around this topic, we chose to believe disallowing the young children to access the devices is a better choice for them. Playing street games allows the kids to be more active and creative as well, and it's a good social time. Though playing video games might be able to communicate with others online, it's just that that kind of conversation I would like my young children to have.
Posted by kaka135 on 12-13-2018