I had the privilege to attend the Activision Games for Girls summit at the W Hotel in Dallas.
As a tech blogger, mom to 3 kids and a wife to a husband who are all game players – this was right up my alley.
The panel included Suzanne Kantra from Techilicious, Nicole Armstrong from Activision and Holly Homer from She is Dallas and June Cleaver Nirvana.
Activision Games for Girls SummitSuzanne shared the latest from various studies on game play amongst children
Facts About Girls and Gaming
- Over 90 percent of kids ages 2-17 (population of approximately 64 million) are gaming in the U.S., an increase of 9 points when compared to 2009. https://www.npd.com/wps/portal/npd/us/news/pressreleases/pr_111011
- Children who strongly agreed their parents had rules about television viewing time were less likely to exceed recommended screen time limits. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21402267
- Girls who play video games with a parent enjoyed a number of advantages. Brigham Young University’s School of Family Life study (Feb 2011)
Nicole introduced us to 6 of Activision’s games that just released:
- Wappy Dog
- ZhuZhu Babies
- Moshi Monsters: Moshling Zoo
- Squinkies 2: Adventure Mall Surprize!
I couldn’t get enough of Wappy Dog. It’s a physical toy dog that interacts with the DS game.
Thanks Activision for a fabulous afternoon and swag bag!