Wednesday, October 31, 2012

It's Game On @ the library Nov. 3

All Fauquier County Public Library locations (get directions to your closest branch) will celebrate International Games Day at 10 a.m.  Saturday, Nov. 3, an event sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA).  Call (540) 422-8500 for more information.
Everyone in the family is invited to join the more than 20,000 gamers across the nation and in other countries by playing board and/or online games at the library that day. 
While the benefits of gaming are often thought of in terms of providing socialization and bonding experiences, did you know that gaming can have positive impacts on literacy? 

 Games such as Candy Land promote pre-literacy skills, while educational video games can assist in promoting letter/number/color recognition while more advanced gaming involves reading and interpreting rules and methods of play, in addition to eye-hand coordination.  Simulation games such as SimCity involve complex planning, strategic play, and learning how to deal with consequences.
See more about why ALA believes gaming is important. Download a PDF based on the Standards for the 21st-Century Learner by the American Association of School Librarians, a division of ALA.  

No comments:

Post a Comment