Many kids like to play video games. They like them so much that their parents might say something like this: "No more! Find another thing to do!" pou Even if you were about to move up to the next level, it can be good advice. Why? There is no such thing as too much of anything. Some studies have shown that playing certain video games can improve hand-eye coordination, the ability to solve problems, and the mind's ability to process information. But playing video games too much could be bad.
If you're always inside playing video games, it's hard to play and move around enough. And kids can get fat if they don't get enough exercise.
Overdoing video games could also hurt other things that are important, like making friends and doing well in school. And kids who play violent video games might act more violently.
But here's the good news: sometimes it's okay to play video games. Choose good games and don't spend too much time in front of a screen, which includes TV, computer, smartphone, tablet, and video games.
A good game is one that is right for your age. Like movies, games have ratings, and your parents can help you figure out which ones to use. If you can find one that makes you want to get up and move, that's even better.
You could challenge your mom, dad, or even grandma to a game of baseball or dance. Your grandmother might be a dancing queen. Time to learn!