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Great Educational Computer Games for Kids (Part 2)

The Oregon Trail

The highly addictive educational game “Oregon Trail” challenge players to survive when they travel on the Oregon trail in a covered wagon during the mid-1800s. Players face many difficulties ranging from hunger and starvation to drowning to death by dysentery as they accompany their families to a new life in the West. Developed to bring history to life for elementary school students, this classic game has been recreated for modern gamers, with upgrading versions available for the PC, and various other gaming platforms and even on Facebook. “The Oregon Trail” series not only helps kids enhance their history and geography knowledge, but also teaches them real-life problem-solving skills and techniques, including the consequences of various actions or choices.

Crayon Physics

In this deceptively simple-design looking game, players must base their decision on basis of the principles of physics to navigate a ball around obstacles that seem so simple as though they were drawn by a child. A mouse, trackball or stylus (for version on touch screen computers) can be used to draw tools to help navigate the ball in the right direction. As objects are drawn, they affect on the ball according to the principles of physics. This game teaches kids about motion, energy and gravity as they play. If the children draws a series of stairs, for example, the ball will go down them realistically with the momentum dependent on the height and angle. Children learning by doing, and because there are plenty of way to complete each level, children are encouraged to experiment and be as creative as possible. While younger children will absolutely enjoy the basic version of the game, older kids might want to try out the deluxe version, which allows players to design on their own and share custom levels using an online interactive playground.

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Great Educational Computer Games for Kids (Part 1)

Yes, you heard it right. Your children should spend time playing video games. According to researchers at MIT, girls spend average 12 hours a week playing games, while teen boys devote a staggering 23 hours a week to playing games. While some parents see these as wasted time, others see them as a powerful chance to support a child’s education and enhance critical skills using an interactive tool that children not only understand, master easily but also enjoy.

Of course, even the best educational games won’t work if your children don’t play them or play incorrectly. The key is to seek the games that incorporate educational themes within an engaging framework that ensure children to be motivated and guaranteed excitement to play. Skip the “skills and drills” parts, and check out these top titles that will encourage your children to learn and have fun on the virtual world at the same time.


The “Carmen Sandiego” Series
Yes, the globe-hopping recluse from your childhood has still needed to been found, and now it’s up to your children to track her down. The “Carmen Sandiego” games were one of the most famous and enjoyable educational series developed in the ’80s, and they still are famous today. After all, who doesn’t love being a detective? Designed for elementary and middle school children, these games enable kids to solve a mystery or track down Sandiego or another villain across the planet. The series has long worked as a teaching tool for reading comprehension and problem solving, geography, history, and the newest version focus on building mathematics skills. For example, children may need to place numbered columns in order from smallest to largest figures or solve a series of equations within a short time limit to move on to the next level. Children who enjoy these games might also like the companion books, TV shows and board games developed based on this game series.