For the days when the kids can not go outside to play, toys and devices designed to keep them entertained while indoors are must haves. In the past, board games were first choice, stored and saved especially for rainy days. Endless hours will be spent playing, eating, and sharing stories around the table until the game is over. Today, at Casey's Toys is happy to provide a further option has arrived for the modern tech savvy generation: virtual reality.Read more...
When the idea of virtual reality was introduced to us a couple of years ago it seemed impossible, confined to the realm of science fiction. However, as one can see above, fiction has become reality.
With the rise of technology, different devices and gadgets have become part of our daily lives. Kids' toys have also experienced such a transformation due to technology
We can all agree that, kids' toys are becoming more and more advanced. Gone are the days when kids only relied on traditional toys during their play sessions. Don't get us wrong. We love these traditional toys and many kids love them as well. They're simple but super fun, providing hours of entertainment and important learning experiences. You can find a wide variety of these traditional toys in our website. But sometimes, little boys and girls look for something new. Something new sometimes means something high-tech.
Virtual reality, or VR, games offer a different level of fun for kids. They are introduced to different artificial environments that serve as the game locations or settings. Not only that, they can also interact with the different elements found in the game. Wearable devices such as those worn over the eyes or ears make it possible for kids to feel like they are actually in that artificial location. While some people are still having doubts about the negative effect of this technology to kids, there are various potential benefits that VR games can provide to anyone using it.
First, health benefits. There are types of virtual reality games that promote physical fitness. Contrary to what we usually see in videos and articles about VR where the players just sit, there are games where the players actually move their whole bodies. Sports-themed games and dance games are examples. So aside from the usual moving only their eyes and fingers, children need to exert more effort for these type of games. As a result, their bodies are exercised while playing.
VR games also boost children's creativity and imagination. By relating what they see in the virtual world to the real word, kids artistic skills are improved. Let's take an artificial forest location as an example. What do we normally see in a forest? Trees, flowers, grass, butterflies, and other animals. Kids will have a clear idea of how these things look like in the forest when they play the VR game. Kids, especially those who love to draw, will be able to make an illustration of trees or flowers easily. Artistic skills are improved while they are enjoying the game.
Virtual reality games are also helpful in the kids' brain health. Exciting and fun games are great ways to reduce stress and anxiety. There are a lot of VR games that can help with that. Examples are racing and motocross games. It also improves children's focus and hand-eye coordination. VR games that helps with those skills are fishing or shooting games.
Aside from the obvious benefits, that is entertaining and fun, virtual reality games have many positive effect on children. Depending on your interests and hobbies, there are a lot of VR games to choose from.
No worries if you feel that your child is not yet ready for this technology. You can always opt to go with less advanced but equally fun video games. Classic arcade games are now available in hand-held devices. Parents can now share their favourite childhood games with their kids.
Whether you purchase classic video games or the more advanced virtual reality games, the level of fun depends on you, the player. Remember that toys are just devices for playing. You are still responsible for your own happiness. Add a little bit of imagination to your play time and the possibilities are endless. Happy playing!