Since Pong was created, kids have loved video games. And today’s video games are not like those from the past. Video games now have an amazing storyline, beautiful graphics, and quality sound effects that can capture a gamer's attention for hours. Since it's so easy to learn how to play a video game, kids now have become fans of electronic games as well.
Unfortunately, not every video game is suited for kids. As parents, we want our kids to not only have fun playing the game but also learn something, too. Keep reading to discover the 10 educational video games that kids will love to play!
10 Big Brain Academy
Big Brain Academy was released by Nintendo in 2005 and it's still a game that kids love to play. Developed for the Nintendo DS, this video game is all about puzzles! This game that is rated for kids three and up and it focuses on five different sections of the brain.
Your kids can select either Think, Analyze, Compute, Identify, and Memorize to choose the type of puzzle that they want to play. These puzzles are great since they help your kids engage their brains when they aren't in school. And we know you won’t be too upset if they end up playing this video game longer than they should.
If you're looking for a video game that has puzzles and action for your kids, then Scribblenauts is that game for your little ones. Scribblenauts was released by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for the Nintendo DS.
In the game, your kids will play as Maxwell, who must collect different items to pass a level. Your little ones must be able to write what Maxwell needs to be able to win. And if your kids can spell, then they will be able to solve anything that this game throws at them!
8 My Word Coach
One video game that will actually help improve your kid's vocabulary is My Word Coach. This game was developed by Ubisoft and can be played on the Nintendo DS, Wii, and on any IOS platform. Since you have the freedom of being able to play this game on multiple platforms, every kid will be able to play no matter what system they have!
This video game is made up of several smaller games from inputting missing letters of a word to selecting matching words with the same meaning. This game has hours of endless content for your kids to enjoy.
7 Math Blaster in the Prime Adventure
If your kids need help with enhancing their math skills, then you want to look into Math Blaster in the Prime Adventure. This game made for the Nintendo DS can help your kids learn addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division since those are the types of problems they need to solve to win the game.
This game has 20 levels for your kids to complete and help save the Blaster Corps Academy. So let your kids have fun as they save the day and learn math skills at the same time with Math Blaster in the Prime Adventure.
Civilization is not just one video game, but a series that can help teach your kids how the world works. Since it was first released in 1991, this game has been transformed and updated to keep new players and returning players engaged.
Although this game doesn't teach your kid Math or words, it does teach them that their choices and actions have consequences. From learning how to trade items that each character needs in the game to what a city needs to stay united, Civilization is a great educational video game that kids will love.
5 Endless Ocean
Developed by Arika, Endless Ocean is a great educational game for kids to play on the Wii. In this game, your kids will be scuba divers exploring the sea for sunken treasure and sea life. Throughout the game, your kids will encounter and learn about whale sharks, manta rays, dolphins and more as they go deeper into the sea.
Your kids will even get to create their own aquarium in the game with specific creatures they have identified. So if your kids love to learn about sea animals, then this is the perfect game for them!
4 LittleBigPlanet 2
A great game for your kids to play on the Playstation3 is LittleBigPlanet 2. And though this is not the first game in the series, this is a game that stands out as superior to its predecessor. LittleBigPlanet 2 is a platform puzzle game that will keep your kids occupied all day if you let them!
In the game, your kids play as a Sackboy character as they pass different tests to help save Craftworld. In this game, your kids can even create their own levels and have their friends try to solve them.
3 Professor Layton
Professor Layton is a puzzle adventure video game series for Nintendo devices and for IOS. By 2018, this series had sold over 17 million units, according to the official Layton website, so we know your kids are sure to love it!
In this game, your kid will be archaeologist and professor Hershel Layton and will solve a variety of mysteries. Your children will pay attention and use their memory so they can solve the crime! Let your kids enjoy the storyline and mini-games Professor Layton has to offer!
2 Reader Rabbit
The Reader Rabbit universe has been around since the 1980s. New and exciting content is still being released that will help teach your kids language art skills. This game that involves reading, spelling, and math is available on everything from IOS, Windows, and even on Nintendo devices like the Wii and DS. In the game, your kids meet Reader Rabbit and his animal friends as you have to solve different puzzles.
Enjoy the fact that your kids are happily playing a game that you approve of with Reader Rabbit!
1 Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster
Everyone knows and loves the TV show Sesame Street. Not only did you watch this show growing up, but there are now video games that your kids can play, and these will teach them important things!
Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster was released for the XBOX 360 and follows classic characters your children love. This storybook adventure allows your kids to work by themselves or with a partner as they play through the game. They will learn life lessons like friendship, sharing, and teamwork.