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Florence brings together lovely art and music and simple but meaningful puzzles. Annapurna Interactive/Mountains Studio

5 of the best home-grown games to play this summer

In Australia we are lucky to have a variety of game companies releasing interesting and unique titles all the time.
Fortnite players have to think about what they want to build to achieve their goals. Whelsko via Flickr

5 digital games that teach civics through play

Games can help players practice important skills related to civics and public life, like communication, empathy and compassion, critical thinking, and problem-solving.
Did ancient Egyptian parents worry their kids might get addicted to this game, called senet? Keith Schengili-Roberts/Wikimedia Commons

Games blamed for moral decline and addiction throughout history

Somewhere between the early Buddhist times and today, worries about game addiction have given way to scientific understanding of the benefits of play, rather than its detriments.
Schools could use bushwalking as an activity and link it to lessons in other subjects such as geography and science. Shutterstock/Monkey Business Images

Bushwalking and bowls in schools: we need to teach kids activities they’ll go on to enjoy

We need to keep active and exercise to stay healthy. So why not teach school kids some of the activities they’d go on to enjoy later in life?

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