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11 Educational Games Loved by Kids

on 01 April 2019 in Family

Online games

 

1. Switch Zoo

 

Switch Zoo is a fun animal-themed game that lets kids change and mix the heads, legs, and tails of different animals. As your child creates his or her own animals, the game encourages learning by showing animal profiles and offering fast facts. The game also features build-a-biome and online-habitat tools so your kids can feed their animals and learn about animal habitats.

 

2. Poptropica

 

Poptropica is a multiplayer role-playing game that allows your child to enter a virtual world to complete quests. The game also features comic reading, chats with other players, and a credit-earning system. Players can spend their credits on virtual goods. The game provides an opportunity to learn how to build strategy and how to adapt.

 

3. NASA Kids’ Club

 

The NASA Kids’ Club isn't a game in itself but a special section of the NASA website designed for kids. Here, kids can play educational games designed around real missions and real-life astronomical information. Players can explore the solar system and space by playing games like JunoQuest, Roving on Mars, and Jumbled Jets.

 

4. CoolMath

 

CoolMath is a free maths educational website for kids. Billed as an amusement park of maths and more, CoolMath lets your kids play online maths games that help them learn about addition, subtraction, division, multiplication, decimals, money, and more. Designed for 13-and-up kids, CoolMath has sister sites for younger kids.

 

Educational apps

 

5. DragonBox

 

The DragonBox series is a collection of maths-learning games designed to make maths basics fun and interesting for kids. Five different apps focus on particular areas, including algebra and geometry. This paid game could support kids in learning and reinforcing their maths basics.

 

6. Quick Maths

 

Quick Maths is another maths-focused educational app. It's perfect for students in grades 3 to 6, or for anyone wanting to improve their general maths skills. With multiple difficulty levels, the app lets your child progress through more challenging stages as they master individual concepts. The app features handwriting recognition so your kids can practice their handwriting skills as well. Maths skills covered include addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and mixed operations

 

7. Spelling Stage

 

Spelling Stage is a subscription-based app helping kids master their spelling skills. Kids participate in different competitions designed for levels ranging from kindergarten to national champions. Kids can play together as they learn how to spell. The app features awards, customised looks, and a community for creating and sharing spelling contests.

 

Board Games

 

8. Pete The Cat’s Cupcake Party

 

This game involves charades and inspires your kid's imagination. Players take turns spinning to take actions that put a cupcake on Pete's birthday table. The actions include singing a line from a song, naming a favourite food, charades, and naming an object starting with a given letter.

 

9. Richard Scarry’s Busytown, Eye Found It

 

This six-feet long board game invites kiddies to find objects on the board by the cards they draw. Kids learn cooperative skills by working together to achieve certain goals. With hundreds of items to find, your younger kids will love exploring the huge board with their friends or siblings.

 

10. Hoot Owl Hoot

 

This cooperative strategy game has a fun, animal-friendly theme. Players cooperate to help the owls get back into the nest before sunrise. Each turn can see the sun rise further or allow the owl move closer to the nest. Kids can learn about cooperation and strategy with this game.

 

11. The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game

 

Younger kids will work out their matching skills along with their dexterity with this matching game. Kids play by help squirrels find their acorns by spinning a spinner and earning acorns. Your kids will have an opportunity to learn about colours, counting, and turn-taking.

Encourage your kids to learn and play

From board games to online games and apps, options for educational children’s games abound. Giving your kids plenty of choice and switching up the games could help them stay interested and further support their learning. After your kids have had their dose of education, take them down to The Marketplace Gungahlin. There’s always a range of activities for kids, especially in the school holidays.



 

Online games

 

1. Switch Zoo

 

Switch Zoo is a fun animal-themed game that lets kids change and mix the heads, legs, and tails of different animals. As your child creates his or her own animals, the game encourages learning by showing animal profiles and offering fast facts. The game also features build-a-biome and online-habitat tools so your kids can feed their animals and learn about animal habitats.

 

2. Poptropica

 

Poptropica is a multiplayer role-playing game that allows your child to enter a virtual world to complete quests. The game also features comic reading, chats with other players, and a credit-earning system. Players can spend their credits on virtual goods. The game provides an opportunity to learn how to build strategy and how to adapt.

 

3. NASA Kids’ Club

 

The NASA Kids’ Club isn't a game in itself but a special section of the NASA website designed for kids. Here, kids can play educational games designed around real missions and real-life astronomical information. Players can explore the solar system and space by playing games like JunoQuest, Roving on Mars, and Jumbled Jets.

 

4. CoolMath

 

CoolMath is a free maths educational website for kids. Billed as an amusement park of maths and more, CoolMath lets your kids play online maths games that help them learn about addition, subtraction, division, multiplication, decimals, money, and more. Designed for 13-and-up kids, CoolMath has sister sites for younger kids.

 

Educational apps

 

5. DragonBox

 

The DragonBox series is a collection of maths-learning games designed to make maths basics fun and interesting for kids. Five different apps focus on particular areas, including algebra and geometry. This paid game could support kids in learning and reinforcing their maths basics.

 

6. Quick Maths

 

Quick Maths is another maths-focused educational app. It's perfect for students in grades 3 to 6, or for anyone wanting to improve their general maths skills. With multiple difficulty levels, the app lets your child progress through more challenging stages as they master individual concepts. The app features handwriting recognition so your kids can practice their handwriting skills as well. Maths skills covered include addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and mixed operations

 

7. Spelling Stage

 

Spelling Stage is a subscription-based app helping kids master their spelling skills. Kids participate in different competitions designed for levels ranging from kindergarten to national champions. Kids can play together as they learn how to spell. The app features awards, customised looks, and a community for creating and sharing spelling contests.

 

Board Games

 

8. Pete The Cat’s Cupcake Party

 

This game involves charades and inspires your kid's imagination. Players take turns spinning to take actions that put a cupcake on Pete's birthday table. The actions include singing a line from a song, naming a favourite food, charades, and naming an object starting with a given letter.

 

9. Richard Scarry’s Busytown, Eye Found It

 

This six-feet long board game invites kiddies to find objects on the board by the cards they draw. Kids learn cooperative skills by working together to achieve certain goals. With hundreds of items to find, your younger kids will love exploring the huge board with their friends or siblings.

 

10. Hoot Owl Hoot

 

This cooperative strategy game has a fun, animal-friendly theme. Players cooperate to help the owls get back into the nest before sunrise. Each turn can see the sun rise further or allow the owl move closer to the nest. Kids can learn about cooperation and strategy with this game.

 

11. The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game

 

Younger kids will work out their matching skills along with their dexterity with this matching game. Kids play by help squirrels find their acorns by spinning a spinner and earning acorns. Your kids will have an opportunity to learn about colours, counting, and turn-taking.

Encourage your kids to learn and play

From board games to online games and apps, options for educational children’s games abound. Giving your kids plenty of choice and switching up the games could help them stay interested and further support their learning. After your kids have had their dose of education, take them down to The Marketplace Gungahlin. There’s always a range of activities for kids, especially in the school holidays.

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