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Parents, Educators and Gaming Experts Join Forces to Launch Informative Website on Video Games, Offering Reviews and Information to Confidently Choose Video Games that Deliver Cognitive Learning Value

Parents, Educators and Gaming Experts Join Forces to Launch Informative Website on Video Games, Offering Reviews and Information to Confidently Choose Video Games that Deliver Cognitive Learning Value

New website created by parents for parents provides video game information, news, and in-depth reviews, helping parents find the right video games and establish healthy play guidelines for kids - choosing games that are both fun, but also have cognitive learning value.

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 9, 2007

If you're a parent concerned about your child's exposure to video games, then you're not alone. In fact, with the launch of http://www. KidConfidence. com, you're now backed by a team of professionals who ensure your child's video game play habits are both age appropriate and beneficial, providing an exciting, interactive way to develop the cognitive, social, and emotional skills necessary to raise well-adjusted, smarter kids.

"Our decision to create KidConfidence. com was influenced by academic research demonstrating that video games have potential to become powerful learning tools," explains Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer John C. Davis, who is also a father two. "Our goal is to point out the great games, and help parents develop video game play habits that enable this emerging media form to deliver its highest potential."

Recognizing that video games represent an important new media form, KidConfidence. com shines a light on the games that teach and uncovers those that do not. The site offers intuitive reviews, professionally-written articles and an up-to-date blog, equipping parents to confidently choose which titles are age-appropriate and to better determine if the game has any cognitive value.

"Many of today's video games represent a greater opportunity for education than any other media form because they are interactive," Davis adds. "Well-designed games hold the child's interest and "immerse" them in an interactive experience. When combined with learning themes, games facilitate cognitive, social, and emotional development while instilling self-confidence in the process. Learning to overcome obstacles in order to achieve game goals, along with learning to fail with acceptance, are fantastic examples of life lessons that can best be delivered through gaming."

About KidConfidence. com

Created by parents for parents, KidConfidence. com provides video game information, news, and in-depth reviews, helping parents find the right video games and establish healthy play guidelines for kids - choosing games that are both fun, but also have cognitive learning value. Founded on the belief that smarter parents choose smarter games, and smarter games lead to smarter children, http://www. KidConfidence. com is the go-to source for responsible information on choosing great video games and establishing smart game play habits.

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