Is your child usually overexcited? Is it easy for your child to get over-anxious about things, but then almost impossible for you to calm him down? Have you found that online video games make it more difficult for him to cool down? Does your daughter get over excited with dancing and trying new clothes?Have you tried different techniques to calm down your overexcited child? Do any techniques work? If you have answered with an energetic and desperate nod of your head to any of these questions, then this article is tailored suit for you and your child. We are going to share with you five ways to calm him or her down. Our suggestions do not include tying him or her down or locking the child in a minute room!According to child psychologists and experts, games can either excite or calm down any child. It all depends on the choices they make, and needless to say, on what we offer to play with. With this being said, it is obvious that if your child is offered quiet games that help him relax and achieve a calmer state of mind, he will be significantly less excited and the whole house will be much more peaceful. Here are five ways to calm your child down.1. Coloring and Children’s Activity Books: Bookshops and toy shops as well usually offer a wide variety of coloring and children’s activity books that ask your child to follow a certain pattern, complete a labyrinth successfully, complete a drawing or color a picture according to certain rules or given model. It can be a relaxing and fun activity to offer your child one of them. Most books are tailored suit for different ages so that your child feels challenged and does not get bored.2. Crosswords and Word Games: If your child is old enough to have a large vocabulary or to know how to write different words, offering him crosswords and word games can really help him reduce his excitement. There are lots of crossword magazines and books tailored suit for children and plenty of word games that can be played either on the computer or on a board that not only make your child improve his spelling but also calm him down.3. Jigsaw Puzzles: Jigsaw Puzzles can be challenging and fun at the same time. Offer your overexcited child a puzzle that is large enough to keep him focused for enough time to reach that reflexive and relaxed state of mind, but not too large that he gets easily disappointed and frustrated. You can help your child at the beginning so that he is encouraged to move forward by himself.4. Lego games: If your child loves building things or creating things with his own hands, Lego type games can really soothe him down. Some Lego games allow your children to be really creative.5. Board games: Provide your children with a variety of board games that will keep him focused on following the rules and having fun without getting him over excited. Many kids will enjoy playing the same game over and over, so be prepared to potentially play the same game repeatedlyFollow these suggestions, and your child will learn to calm down and refocus their attention on quieter activities when they get overwhelmed.
When we refer to online games we are normally referring to video type games that we play on a computer via the internet. Some video games are played over the internet using mobile phones and video consoles, but generally speaking online games means computer games that need an internet connection to be played. Simple text-based multiplayer games were the first of these types of games as internet connections were slow and expensive when these games were first introduced in the 1980s. Gradually these games became popular in the 1990s, with today’s online games featuring virtual communities, realistic graphics and multiplayer games where people can even play one to one or in knock out tournaments for cash prizes. We all know that the internet is the fastest growing market place in the history of the world but did you know that there is an online games sector that is growing 4 times faster than the internet overall! Yes! and it’s the “Online Skill Games” market.There are many styles of Online GamesSome of the different types of online games that exist:1. Real time strategy games: This type of game is all about strategy where, for your army to fight successfully against the other internet players you need to develop a game plan by building lots of resources2. First person shooter: Here the players compete with each other one to one. In most first-person type games, the online game allows the death match or arena style of play. In this style of game play the view you see is the one seen from your character’s eyes.3. Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPG): In this type of game each person has to keep trying to reach the next highest level until he has reached the top one written for that game and these online games can have, simultaneously, thousands of players from every part of the globe, playing in a giant virtual world interacting against or with each other. Gamers can keep playing these types of games for months or even years!4. Browser type games: These are pastime games that are quick, simple and small that are played in your browser. The popular Java and Shockwave technologies are used to develop these games.5. Online skill games: An online skill based game is a web game played in tournament format or one to one. Each player pays a cash entry fee to play with a cash or merchandise prize going to the winner or winners. The outcome of each competition is based on the player’s ability and performance not luck.How Do Online Game Companies Make MoneyAll games today, are playable online. How do we make money? This is the question that companies making the online games have to ask themselves. The majority of companies make single-player games that are played at home and in this the player has to beat the artificial intelligence of the enemy. Today these games normally include an online multiplayer version which can be played against or with other Internet players. By selling their game DVD/CDs is how these companies earn their profit e.g. Warcraft 3 and Counter Strike. Advertising and promotions is how browser game companies make their money. MMORPG companies generally charge their players a monthly fee and continue to add content by programming new scenarios etc in their games e.g. Everquest 2 and World of Warcraft. Some don’t, but survive because their DVD/CD sales are high e.g. Guild Wars.What is the future of online games?Soon there will be a new entry into the online skill games market. According to their Free Online Games Market Report they will be the first company with their new online skill games platform, to launch a business that encapsulates three of the newest phenomena on the internet today. Online Games Entertainment, Social Networking using web 2.0 and a new way of marketing which has been described as Social Marketing 2.0. One of the core differences with this new platform over the conventional models is that we the players can if we want share in the profits while we play our games. With the market today (2007) worth approximately $5.2 billion USD and predicted to rise in the next 3 years to over $13 billion USD that’s $412 per second and with social networking sites already reaching 45% of web users and the 4 major Instant Messengers having more than 400 million users between them this potentially could be a whole lot of money.