If you have been around social media or just hearing your kids talking at the dinner table, you are probably hearing the phrase ‘Pokemon GO’ or ‘Pokestops’ often these days. The highly anticipated game is sweeping the nation to where just about everyone is talking about it. Pokemon, which is actually short for Pokemon monster, has been around for a long time, but it is brand new to mobile devices. Here are some things you should know about the game to keep your kids (and your pocketbook) safe.
Your Kids Will Be Out in the Real World
It is important that you are fully aware of exactly what your kids will be doing or where they will be going when they are playing Pokemon GO. They are not going to be sitting in their bedrooms or going to friend’s house the majority of the time while playing the game. Continue reading
Unless you have been living under a rock, you have no doubt heard of Pokemon GO. You might not be playing it, but chances are your kids, their friends, and just about everyone else you know is. This highly popular game was recently released for mobile devices, allowing people to catch Pokemon in their poke balls out in the real world, at parks, even in their own backyard. Here are some reasons why it is actually a good thing that your kids want to play.
It Gets Kids Moving
One of the top benefits to allowing kids to play Pokemon Go is the fact that it gets them outside. If you struggle to get your kids off their video game system or tear them away from Netflix, this game will impress you! Suddenly kids want to go outside, go to the park, ride their bicycles, and ask for rides from their parents to different locations. This is necessary in order to visit the local PokeGyms and PokeStops, as well as incubating eggs. You will find that your kids actually spend more time outside than inside! This is great to help battle childhood obesity and help them get some of the good old fashioned vitamin D. Continue reading
Pokemon GO may be geared toward kids and teens, but it is by no means only a kid game! It is a lot of fun for the entire family. In fact, you can help keep your kids safe while going out to hunt for Pokemon by going with them. Here are some ways to turn the game into a family activity.
Go Hunting Together
What better way to turn Pokemon Go into a family activity than to go hunting together? This is so much fun to do with your kids. For the most part, kids are enjoying time with their family when going on little hunting trips. You might have kids who want to go off on their own with friends, but make sure they are still within your view so you can ensure they are being safe.