Everything I needed to know I learned from the Legend of Zelda

When I was eight years old,  my mom told me to stop playing Zelda all Saturday and to go out and play. Thirty-seven years later, my mom told my son and I to stop playing Zelda all Saturday and to go out and play.

Fast forward to 2020, homeschooling became a challenge during the pandemic. To keep my son entertained and educated, we explored YouTube shows, science kits, and VR field trips. However, ‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ turned out to be the best choice. It provided a perfect environment for problem-solving and creativity. From solving shrines to finding his way to overcome natural obstacles and even cooking

When my child returned to school, he excelled in the sciences, mathematics, creativity, and problem-solving, surpassing his classmates. His sense of exploration and friendship had also significantly grown.As I shared our experiences with friends worldwide, they too noticed similar results, with one common thread: their children had played ‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’.Now we’re enjoying its sequel, ‘The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom,’ bonding over gameplay and adventures.

PS – The picture is from Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. My son and I played it coop, mostly screaming and yelling while my mom told us to turn that racket down. Also, cosplaying which is a different blog post altogether.



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