Free Internet Games - Helping Seniors Remain Active

Free Internet Games

Taking advantage of Internet games is one of the best ways to help Mom or Dad stay mentally stimulated, as well as provide them with hours of entertainment. Internet games offer a variety of sports games, arcade games, puzzle games, and card games that improve cognitive skills, memory retention, focus, and reasoning skills.


The Games We Play

Pogo is a favorite of many when it comes to Internet games because there are such a wide variety of games here. Pogo offers traditional board games like Clue, Risk, and Monopoly. Card games include hearts, spades, and a large variety of solitaire games.

Puzzle games include multiple varieties of Mahjong, bejeweled, Poppit and matching puzzle piece games such as Penguin Blocks or Cirque du Flea.

Choosing free Internet games also allows you to choose the type and level of game that your parent will enjoy, whether it's a jigsaw puzzle, a crossword puzzle, or a friendly game of hearts or backgammon. When playing online games, you can play against yourself, the computer, or other players or groups of players who are also online.

Word games like Scrabble, Word Whomp, and Crossword Cove, test memory, thinking and reasoning skills.

Playing Online

Using Pogo.com as an example, click onto their website. Along the header or top portion of the website, you'll see a listing of the types of game they offer, including:

  • Puzzle games
  • Board games
  • Card games
  • Word games
  • Casino games
  • Arcade games

Very well organized and easy to use, most free Internet gaming websites such as Pogo.com offer a combination of visual as well as text content, keeping the eyes busy and the brain active reading about different games as well as drawing the eye to colorful and visually stimulating game icons.

You can also choose to play games that offer cash, but you may need to apply for a subscription for some of these options. Each of the categories listed above offers at least a handful of games available for free. You don't need to download anything onto your computer, so you don't have to worry about computer viruses.

Continuing to use Pogo.com as an example, click on the Card Games tab and then choose Spades. You'll be taken to a new page that says you can play as a guest or sign up for free. You choose. The page also offers an Overview, explaining what the game is and its goal, as well as instructions on how to play the game. Finally, each game also offers a variety of tips and tricks to help you master the game.

The Overview and the How To Play sections offer a combination of text and graphics offer visual help in learning how to play the game. Step-by-step instructions are offered, making learning new games fun and easy.

Learning new games, especially free Internet games, challenges the brain to learn new things. Every time you challenge your brain to learn a new skill, task, or endeavor, you are developing new brain cells and stimulating neural pathways between different portions of your brain. This helps retain memory, focus, and attention to detail, regardless of age.

Conclusion

Take the time to browse the Internet for the huge options for free Internet games as well as types of games that may interest your loved one. Caregivers should also take a few minutes out of their day to play a game or two to help keep their brains stimulated and to offer a bit of entertainment during breaks in caregiving!

Learning and retaining brain skills doesn't have to be boring. Internet games are available for free at numerous sites around the Internet including:

FreeOnlineGames.com

CrazyMonkeyGames.com

Pogo.com

Yahoo.com

msn.com

Take advantage of free Internet games to help your loved one retain their cognitive skills and abilities. After all, maintaining your brainpower can be interactive, fun, enjoyable, and most importantly, beneficial.

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