By Alangkrita Gogoi

It’s a well-established fact that children are naturally drawn to games. If given the opportunity to play all day without any other responsibilities, their excitement would be boundless. However, when faced with the prospect of studying, their reaction is often the complete opposite. Nevertheless, both studying and playing hold equal significance for the holistic development of each child. This is where the concept of game-based learning comes into play, an approach embraced by Vega Schools.

Reflecting on our own childhoods, we readily recall how we would go to great lengths to evade the demands of textbooks and exam preparations. In those days, the option of using the Internet to find solutions to problems wasn’t available, leaving us solely dependent on books.

Times have changed, and quite drastically so. Today’s children have everything available at the click of a button. They possess an innate technological acumen beyond their years, making it only fitting that we adapt our teaching methods to cater to this tech-savvy generation and equip them for a brighter future.

But what exactly does ‘game-based learning’ entail? It’s an educational strategy that leverages games to facilitate the understanding of complex concepts. This technique is applicable to all students, ranging from those in their early years to those at the senior secondary level.

A key advantage of this experiential learning approach is its ability to foster comprehensive skill development alongside conceptual comprehension. Games stimulate critical thinking, logical reasoning, and problem-solving skills. These proficiencies not only enhance their ability to think on their feet but also encourage creative thinking in the later stages of life.

The integration of games into classrooms also amplifies students’ capacity to retain information. For example, if students were to read a few pages about a certain concept, chances are that they might forget the content by the next day. Conversely, if the same concept were conveyed through an engaging game that actively involved students, the retention period would likely be extended, owing to the inherently captivating nature of the game compared to plain book pages.

Typically, games entail an element of competition, with scores and winners. Research reveals that the aspiration to win cultivates motivation to participate among children, which eventually translates into enthusiasm for learning.

There are also a few online educational games that young learners enjoy. Engaging with such games necessitates children to interact with tools like the mouse and keyboard, thus acquainting them with technological devices from a tender age—an essential competency in our technology-driven environment.

Hence, the role of game-based learning is multifaceted in a child’s life, underscoring why the students at Vega Schools are poised to embark on a promising future.

Explore Vega Schools’ insights on The Use of Gamification in Education in our previous article. Read More.

Vega Schools offer holistic education to children in Delhi NCR and is rated among the top Schools in Gurgaon. Its modern infrastructure, facilities, and experienced teachers are a big asset to the learning & development of students, be it for Nursery, Primary or Senior children making Vega Schools the best schools in Gurgaon.  For information about admissions please visit the Vega Schools campuses in Sector 48 and Sector 76 Gurugram.