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The Sims 4: Understanding Social Interactions

Little bit of a disclaimer here; I speak for myself. I am not advertising for any products, I am sharing insight for an interest I personally find extremely fascinating and may be beneficial. The Sims is the property of Electronic Arts and the image is free to share. All rights are rightfully reserved.


The hit computer game series, The Sims.

What is The Sims?

Why did the games become huge hits?

What are a few things can we learn from The Sims?

 

The Sims is a franchise developed by MAXIS and produced by Electronic Arts (commonly known as EA) in which the player can take full control on the characters in the game. You can make them go to places, you can make them eat, you can make them dance, cook, sing, swim, sleep, play games, show off, play a musical instrument, become a gardener, become a detective, and just about anything else you can think of that the game provides. Not only does the games encourage the player to make these characters and make them do whatever they...

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Playing with Others

Guest Blogger:  My mom. Kristina Tindall

Being the parent of an adult child who has ASD, I get asked a lot of questions. Many of them relate to my son when he was much younger, and I truly understand. We want to do our best as parents and we know that how we train our children impacts their future. Having a child with ASD makes things a little more challenging.

One of the questions I get asked a lot is: How did I teach my son how to play with other children?

My son Tyler had an extremely difficult time playing with other children. I don’t know if it was because it was too much stimulus for him, or because he just wasn’t used to being around other children since he grew up as an only child. Hard to say. But I was treading new waters back in the 90’s and there wasn’t a lot of information about ASD so I relied on my motherly instinct and what made sense to me at the time.

Going to the playground with a lot of children was extremely stressful for me. I...

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Video Games

autism play video games May 09, 2017

Time to get this over and done with… for now at least. It’s hard to talk about video games to both who play or don’t play because even though I’m good at it, I never want to be identified as someone that plays video games all the time. Anyway, here it is!

What are games? They’re games that you play on the video! You interact with what goes on in that little screen! It’s pretty cool!

What makes it all so popular and so fascinating?

I have my own reason why I like playing video games, but based on the content I’ve seen on other people whether it’s playing with friends or the stories being told with video games, I have it all figured out!

Remember ‘fantasy dominating reality’? Video games in a way let’s the player be a part in the fantasy and make it feel so real; it has been advertised for years and years with the concept of being a part of their worlds.

A lot of kids LOVE that! They love to idea of being in the make...

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