fdlreporter_logoA feature in the Fond du Lac Reporter covers the benefits of playing Pokemon.

“(Pokemon) has taught him to become a better reader,” said Joseph’s mother, Dawn. “When he first started, he couldn’t read. It’s helped him with his math. It’s brought it from nothing to now he can sit in school and read without having to really think.”

Dawn Simpson said gameplay on Pokemon requires quick multiplication with the listed amount of energy on each card. In addition, kids must read all the cards, game boards, text-heavy video games and vast numbers of Web sites dedicated to Nintendo’s moneymaking machine.