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Hi. I don't know if I went to a right site. But I just wanted to ask since you're professions is about kids.

I am a 3rd year college taking up BS Computer Science and we're taking up our thesis right now. Our thesis is about game developing and we were obviously developing a game which is strictly for 8 upto 20 years old only. It is an educational puzzle game wherein the puzzle rotates and the player which is an 8 years old and above should tap and rotate to place every layer pieces into the right position to form the complete picture. We were asked to ask a doctor who has a major concern about kids. The question is, does our age range is accurate for the game? What does kids with an age like 8 and above playing and should be learning when it comes to that age?

Thank you so much for answering. Hoping to get a better answer here. I've been looking for a professional doctors online for a week. Thank you. :)

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Dear Zhie,

You will be surprised at what 8-year olds can do today. However, it all depends on the complexity of the puzzle. You could, for example, have fewer pieces to rotate to complete the puzzle in smaller children, and more if they are older. Or, you could increase the time factor. or, you could provide HELP to smaller children on detection that they are unable to advance.

All these are doable.

There are similar examples in the gaming world. For example, solving jigsaw puzzles with 9 pieces for smaller children, and 1000 pieces for young adults.

Regards,

Dr. Taher

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Dr. Taher Kagalwala

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I come from India, and have been practising since 29 years. I am specially interested in infections, asthma, newborn care and parenting. I have authored a book on Parenting.It is called "Child Care: From Birth to Eighteen". The e-book is now available on http://pothi.com/pothi/book/ebook-dr-taher-y-kagalwala-child-care-birth-eighteen.
and on Amazon.com and all local versions, including www.amazon.in. I have my professional site at Blogger. Here, you can read good advice and also seek a professional online consultation for a small fee. Do check out http://drtaherforkids.blogspot.com.

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Qualified Pediatrician practising since 29 years.
Currently working in the United Kingdom. You may reach me on my cell number +447440622670 or email me on drtaher@gmail.com only if I have not responded to your query here in a reasonable time. If you directly call me or email me, I might not be able to respond. Thank you for understanding. Please do not Whatsapp me.

Organizations
Indian Academy of Pediatrics, life member. Mumbai Branch of the I.A.P., life member. Genetics Chapter of the I.A.P.

Publications
Indian Pediatrics, Indian Journal of Pediatrics, Toxicology Abstracts.

Education/Credentials
M.D., M.R.C.P.C.H. (U.K.), Ph. D. (U.S.A.) D.C.H.

Awards and Honors
Gold Medallist in D.C.H., April, 1985
Highest aggregate marks in University of Mumbai, for M.D. ( Pediatrics ), October 1986.
Passed out with distinction from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, U.K. in 2015.

Past/Present Clients
1. Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (K.E.M. Hospital) 2. Private consulting practice. Worked as the Asst. Paediatrician and DNB Teacher at Masina Hospital. Also visiting Saifee Hospital, Mumbai. 3. Ministry of Health in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as a Specialist Paediatrician. 4. Now with the NHS, UK as a Specialist Paediatric Registrar at Blackpool, Lancashire, UK.

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