Find More Learning in Roblox with these 6 Easy Tips
If you worry about screen time, you’re not alone. Technology is all around us, every minute of every day. And many of us are still learning how to manage our time online.
But now you also need to help your child manage their screen time.
As you work through your long list of daily to-dos, it’s more than ok to allow your child some online time. But you still feel that worry and guilt. You want them to make smart online choices — choices that lead to better learning and even self-regulation.
Luckily, there are loads of ways for your kids to learn online. Even inside their favorite game — Roblox. Yep, even Roblox can be full of learning. Read on to discover how to bring more learning to their game time!
What Is Roblox?
Roblox is an online gaming platform that offers millions of games to play. Unlike other games, Roblox is made up of completely user-generated content. That means anyone can design a game (even your kiddo!) and add it to the platform. And thanks to that, there’s a huge variety of games available to play. Something for every interest.
The freedom to create, customize, and explore is super appealing to kids. That’s why the platform has boomed in recent years — both with older and younger gamers.
Though it may not seem like it at first, Roblox is a great way to boost your child’s imagination and learning. Here are a few different ways your child can learn with Roblox.
6 Ways to Find Learning in Roblox
There are countless ways your child can boost their learning inside Roblox. Here are our top 6 tips for bringing more learning without losing the fun.
1. Encourage “Quality” Games
Your child has access to millions of games inside of Roblox. And if you’ve spent any time watching them play, you may not feel super impressed with the quality of all of the games.
Some games are definitely better than others — especially when it comes to learning potential. But there are many great games that actually can help develop skills. In the “best” games, your child can learn:
- Math skills
- Reading skills
- Collaboration and teamwork
- Creative thinking
- Memory building
- Critical thinking
- Hand-eye coordination
…and much more.
But how do you find these “quality” games? And then how are you supposed to get your child to play them? Try Kinjo!
Kinjo is where Roblox and learning meet!
Kinjo’s app for kids — Kinjo – Play Smart and Earn — works with your child’s IOS device, finding learning opportunities where children already have fun.
Kinjo’s algorithm helps your child choose games that develop skills (such as complex problem-solving, perseverance, teamwork, and more), and then rewards them for making these better choices.
Roblox games are suggested using Kinjo’s science-based scoring system and your child’s interests. You won’t need bribing or arguments to encourage better screentime. Kinjo is designed to keep the fun in the learning, making learning stress-free for them and screen time stress-free for you!
2. Ask Your Child About Their Gaming
Have you ever wondered which games your child plays? The best way to find out is to ask.
The younger they are, the more they love to share their interests. Ask them to show you some of their favorite games. Then find out what they love about them.
Here are a few ways to get the conversation started:
- What do you like most about Roblox?
- What’s your favorite game right now?
- Did you play with any friends today?
- What’s your character wearing?
- What’s your favorite thing to do in your favorite game?
- If you could design your own game, what would it be?
- Did you level up in your game today?
- What are you going to do inside Roblox today?
The experiences they’re getting from their games may surprise you. Even in open-world games that have no set objectives, your child may have detailed plans of what they wish to accomplish.
By asking just a few questions, you’ll better see the skills they’re learning in Roblox. And you may even decide you’d like to play too!
3. Play With Your Child
The best way to learn about something new — try it! Playing a game with your child can help you learn why they like it. And it can help you begin new conversations with your child.
By showing an interest in their games, they’ll be more likely to talk with you about them. And you’ll better understand what they’re talking about.
Not sure where to get started? Jump into their favorite game of the moment, or try a cooperative game. Games like Super Golf, Work at a Pizza Place, Islands, and Outlaster are great for learning together.
Once you experience the games yourself, it’s easier to see the skills being practiced. Or which games to avoid. And the best part — playing these games will help you grow a stronger connection with your child.
4. Acknowledge the Reading and Math in Roblox Games
Roblox gives your child the opportunity to read and work on their vocabulary. Most games have instructions or dialogue before starting. Many games have instructions and descriptions during gameplay. And your pre-reader wants to know what it says!
Roblox also lets users chat with their friends and other players. This is a huge incentive for learning to read. Your kid likely won’t realize it, but Roblox is helping them practice their reading and writing — without it feeling like homework.
Roblox can also help boost your child’s math skills!
Thanks to virtual currencies, Roblox’s mini-games help your child practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, word problems, and more.
Roblox has its own currency called Robux. Robux are bought with real money and can be used for game passes, items for their avatars, and much more. But many Roblox games also feature free, in-game currencies.
Thanks to gaming, your child can learn to manage their “money”, an important math skill we all use. Managing currency in Roblox helps your child learn financial responsibilities, how to save, how to calculate purchases, and so much more.
5. Look Beyond Typical Academic Learning
With millions of games to offer, Roblox teaches many life skills that help fill the gap between school curriculum and online learning. For example, your child’s favorite obby is helping them strengthen their psychomotor speed.
Psychomotor speed skills are needed to help your child master:
- Kicking, throwing, or catching a ball
- Playing an instrument
- Cooking dinner
Video games (and Kinjo’s reward system) teach kids how to set and meet their goals. They also allow kids to practice, prioritize, and persevere through challenges in a safe space.
Learning with Roblox is more than just games, they’re experiences. Kids can practice their social skills while gaming. With chat and cooperative play, your child can improve their:
- Team-building skills
- Social skills
Roblox even has a studio for users to create games for others to play. Countless skills can be developed while learning with Roblox.
6. Introduce Digital Well-Being and Regulation
A lot of parents struggle with regulating screen time because technology is still so new. There are different opinions and studies on the pros and cons of screen time. But let’s be honest — kids are growing up with it and it’s extremely difficult to do zero screen time. We don’t even do zero screen time!
Now is a great time to help your child learn to balance life and technology. The more your child practices these skills, the better they’ll become. But this doesn’t mean your child has to live on technology all day, every day.
You can create opportunities to enjoy life without technology.
- Play board games
- Make music
- Paint or draw
- Enjoy a picnic
- Bake together
- Visit a new park
Show your child how to balance tech and non-tech time, and they will learn to find balance too.
But when you do have a tech-heavy day, remember that your child is still learning and growing, even if it doesn’t look like school.
Learning Can Be Found Everywhere, Even Roblox!
There are endless opportunities in the real world to develop all types of skills. Keep an open mind and you’ll see practical learning everywhere, including Roblox.
With Kinjo’s help, you and your child can discover skill-building Roblox games tailored to their interests. Here at Kinjo, we want to help you ditch the parenting guilt while allowing your child to enjoy all the benefits of technology.
Visit the app store today to download Kinjo — Play Smart and Earn. And have a blast discovering the learning in Roblox!