One way to have a productive time with our children while keeping them away from harmful movies and TV shows is to play online educational games. These games are “edutaining” because they allow us to teach our kids in a way that they won’t notice.
Introducing online educational video games is beneficial to both parents and children. However, it is also essential to have a limitation on screen time.
Game-based learning allows our children to explore things with more fun and thrills.
From the playful soundtracks and digital rewards offered in the game, our kids will become more engaged to the knowledge they want to pursue.
The children become motivated to pursue their quest for learning because of fun integration through this better technology online. This type of engagement will also bring benefits during in-class activities.
Both school teachers and parents will find new ways for children to learn through these online educational games to develop their skills and knowledge. These games also have features where parents and teachers can track and analyze the kids’ progress.
Many games are available in the online world to offer full-play options. Other virtual children’s games offer individual in-game purchases to subscriptions ranging from $5.95 to $10 a month.
Some of the popular online children’s games
Club Penguin is a popular online game for boys and girls. It has free and memberships options. Users can try many things for free play like becoming a Ninja, adopting a pet Puffle, playing Card-Jitsu, sending postcards, and chatting with fellow kids.
For the membership option, players will have the privilege to customize and explore more. The customizations include igloo outfitting, Card-Jitsu Fire and Water, clothing, and other mini-games. Parents can subscribe for $7.95 a month or $59,95 annually. Disney’s Club Penguin is suitable for Everyone.
The Fantage online game can be played through an annual subscription for $54.99, free play, and the use of eCoins to purchase items in Fantage. The eCoins cost $10 for 10,000, or $30 for 35,000. Girls mostly play Fantage. For free play, the teachers will also have the chance to track and engage the children’s level of learning. Fantage is appropriate for Everyone.
Animal Jam features animal and nature exploration. You can play the entire game for free. If you avail of the membership option, the player will get the chance to access an enhanced gaming level that includes the customization of clothing, dens, and member-only animals. The membership option allows you to donate to National Geographic’s Big Cats advocacy fund drive. Animal Jam is appropriate for boys or girls, about 8 years old and above.
Prodigy is a free math-based role-playing game. Children go through the game by answering skill-building mathematical questions to get some points. The game is also interactive because the players can have quests with fellow kids. Its difficulty increases as the children progress int eh game. Prodigy is suitable for children from ages 6 to 12 years old.
LEGO Universe is a brick-building adventure online game. For full membership, the game costs $10 a month. Membership users can have full access to over 15 adventure worlds and zones, to include the new Ninjago world.
For a Free to Play Zone, users can get access to two adventure zones (The Venture Explorer and Avant Gardens), one player property area, build LEGO creations, become part of the Nexus Force, fight the Spider Queen, create one’s LEGO hero, visit other players’ properties, earn up to 10,000 coins and other gaming experiences. LEGO Universe is rated 10+for cartoon violence.
Thinkrolls 2 is a physics-based puzzle game. It features rolling aliens that educate children on topics like gravity, buoyancy, and acceleration, among others. The game can be played even without an internet connection. Interestingly, the game has no in-app purchases and no ads. Thinkrolls 2 is appropriate for ages 3 to 8 years old.
Moshi Monsters is a free online game. Player can adopt a monster and take care for it by playing games and puzzles. For the membership, kids will have a Moshi Passport that allows them to access member-only areas like the zoo, secret moshlings, submit personally made art to Googenheim Gallery, and customize housing while reaping more Rox for the game. Moshi Monsters membership is available for $5.95 a month, or $49.95 annually. The game is appropriate for Everyone.
Tinybop has plenty of learning-oriented applications, and you can buy them for iPad or iPhone. Tinybop offers Tinybop Schools subscription, featuring 10 science apps and classroom support. The game is suitable for ages 4 and above.
Endless Alphabet features basic ABCs to complex sentences. It also contains puzzle games with illustrations and talking letters to help children to read. The game is suitable for ages 3 and above.
Starfall Kids Games
Starfall Kids Games features language, arts, and music. This online learning site has plenty of activities and games to help children read, identify shapes, add and subtract. The game is suitable for ages 4 to 6 years old.
Adventure Academy allows children to learn language arts, science, math, and social studies. It introduces safe, fun-filled, and varied learning activities. The first month is free, then payments are followed with $12.99 per month or $59.99 per year. The game is suitable for children aged 8-13 years old.
Stop Motion Studio
Stop-Motion Studio is an animation game that full of art forms and encourages the virtue of patience to the children. The animation app allows the kids to create their personal animated masterpieces. The guidance of an adult is necessary for the first-time player. The game is suitable for ages 4 and above.
Dragonbox Math and Chess Games
Dragonbox is online game featuring math-related activities. It also features Magnus’ Kingdom, a popular chess-learning game. It has a fun-filled way of teaching chess pieces and moves. The game is appropriate for ages 4 and above.
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is an exciting game that promotes spatial thinking and unique puzzle-solving activities. Children can pilot Toad through courses based on the Super Mario Odyssey game while solving puzzles and running after treasures. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is suitable for ages 5 and above on Nintendo Switch.