Playing Smarter in a Digital World will show you how children can benefit from playing video games and using apps!
A book to help parents to make their children's digital playtime educational. Digital play, when used appropriately, can be a powerful tool for learning skills such as planning, time management, cooperation, creativity, and digital literacy. The book’s clearly articulated strategies help parents use digital media in a more effective manner and, at the same time, set effective limits and implement a healthy “play diet” for their children. A section devoted to exploring specific strategies for using digital media with children in specific populations—such as children affected by ADHD, autism spectrum and learning disorders, and other mental health and educational issues—is also featured, as is a list of specific games, apps, and tools to make game-based learning most effective.
What the Experts Say About The Book
The digital world poses countless problems for contemporary parents who did not themselves grow
up in it. Randy Kulman has come to their rescue with a well-balanced approach that takes both
child development and the special demands of digital learning into account. He provides useful
guides for assessing children’s digital cognitive skills and well thought out strategies for remediating
children who need help mastering them. A very important guide for parents and those who want to
do a responsible job of balancing the digital and real experiences they provide for children.
—Dr. David Elkind, author of The Power of Play: Learning What Comes Naturally and The Hurried Child : Growing Up Too Fast Too Soon, Third Edition
For all parents, but particularly those parents with ADHD, ASD, and LD concerns, descriptions of
how to use digital tools and video games to improve executive function skills will be invaluable.
Dr. Kulman is one who recognizes that the 21st century is already here!
—Roy Seitsinger, Ph.D., Superintendent of Westerly Public Schools in Rhode Island