Ah...'Tis the Season!
If you are thinking of buying video games for your children...consider some of the research.
Video games can be good for manual dexterity and computer literacy, however, research indicates they can affect (and even stunt) the process of certain brain development - in particular, the frontal lobes - the areas of the brain associated with learning, memory, emotion, and impulse control.
So what’s one alternative to video games (and might we add, television)?
Go outside...play with friends and explore!
Here's an excellent article on early childhood brain development. Another reason to choose a Montessori environment for your child!