Bingo-Good For Young and Old
Just about everyone has played bingo at one time or another. In the United States players prefer traditional 75 ball games and in Great Britain 90 ball bingo is the dominant game. Online bingo is now one of the largest sectors of the internet gaming industry. On Facebook bingo games attract millions daily. One of the most popular games on Facebook is Bingo Blitz by Buffalo Studios. There are dozens of websites offering free bingo and at many children are allowed to participate.
In the late 19th century bingo was adopted for educational purposes in Germany. The move was successful and bingo is still used in German classrooms in the 21st century. Educational bingo reached the United States and was particularly effective teaching math and language skills. Today bingo games are used to teach computer skills to elementary school children. Educational online bingo has been a Godsend to children in remote areas such as Australia’s outback and Canada’s far north. For well over a century bingo has been a powerful educational tool for teachers around the world.
Seniors can also benefit from bingo. Several studies clearly show that playing bingo offers seniors many benefits. Psychological studies done at the University of Southampton in the UK showed that regular bingo players did better on mental tests than their non-playing counterparts. One researcher stated “Bingo players, whether young or old, were faster and more accurate than non-bingo players on many tests of cognitive function. Moreover, in certain tasks older bingo players significantly outperformed younger players.”
The evidence is in; no matter what the age of the player bingo provides many valuable benefits. Even better, bingo is probably one of the most affordable games on the internet.
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