Instructive Play

Seeking to stimulate children, parents opt for video game teaching tactics

Implications - While video games offer youths a playful source of distraction, engaging in digital play often limits exposure to more diverse, and stimulating ideas. Seeking to add educational qualities to sources of online amusement, parents are turning to games that help improve personal skills in all aspects of life, combining the interactive qualities of gaming with the need for more engaging, yet valuable sources of everyday entertainment.
SCORE: 4.2
Mild Top 5 Examples: 8,917 Total Clicks Nov 13 - Feb 15
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Consumer Insight Topics: TechMultimediaGames
Amusing Gaming Toothbrushes - The 'Grush' Kids' Toothbrush Turns Brushing into a Video Game
SCORE: 5.2
Warm 4,746 Clicks Pub: Apr 13, 14
Amusing Gaming Toothbrushes
The 'Grush' Kids' Toothbrush Turns Brushing into a Video Game
San Francisco-based start-up Grush is developing a unique toothbrush that makes brushing fun by incorporating aspects of video games. The Grush system consists of a WiFi-enabled toothbrush with... [More]
Learning Language Apps - English Tutoring App Connects Teachers and Students from Around the World
SCORE: 5.6
Mild 1,761 Clicks Pub: Feb 18, 15
Learning Language Apps
English Tutoring App Connects Teachers and Students from Around the World
Stop scouring lampposts for flyers and get language lessons by using this English tutoring app. Called Cambly, the mobile application is built on a community of users internationally, signed up as... [More]
Personalized Guitar-Teaching Games - Learn How to Play Guitar Fast with Ubisoft's Rocksmith 2014
SCORE: 3
Mild 1,168 Clicks Pub: Nov 26, 13
Personalized Guitar-Teaching Games
Learn How to Play Guitar Fast with Ubisoft's Rocksmith 2014
If you want to learn how to play the guitar, Ubisoft’s Rocksmith 2014 is one of the fastest and most fun ways to transform yourself into a rockstar. If you’re any bit skeptical about this... [More]
Exam Preparation Game Apps - The High School Story App Makes SAT Prep Less Stressful for Students
SCORE: 4
Mild 816 Clicks Pub: Dec 5, 14
Exam Preparation Game Apps
The High School Story App Makes SAT Prep Less Stressful for Students
This role-playing game for your smartphone takes a gamified approach to SAT prep. From mobile game developer Pixelberry Studio, High School Story is a free iOS and Android app that makes preparing... [More]
Language-Teaching Video Games - The Koe Video Game Teaches Users How to Speak Japanese
SCORE: 1.7
Untested 426 Clicks Pub: Mar 5, 14
Language-Teaching Video Games
The Koe Video Game Teaches Users How to Speak Japanese
The Koe video game is a new way to teach people another language. The video plays like a typical Japanese Role-Playing game or JRPG, but it has the added bonus of teaching users the language. JRPGs... [More]