Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Gaming for Kids

Technology has pervaded every step of our lives, this might sound cliched, but so true for us. However for the kids, who were born into this age of extreme tech it's a perfectly normal part of life. Schools have SMART classrooms, the average household is privy to at least 4 to 5 screens including our smart phones. Children mostly move between regular activities of daily living and technology based activities quite smoothly. Sometimes this transition may require some guidance were the parents need to establish a few boundaries.  The boundaries need to be in the sense of

  1. Time
  2. Content
  3. Age appropriateness

There are some truly amazing games out there if you think you are ready to let your kids enjoy some guided technological learning through the guise of gaming. Is it addictive? Believe me, sugar is addictive, that doesn't stop us from enjoying desert once in a while right? So if your above said boundaries are established early then you will not have to expect too much trouble!

So here's a list of the top games for different gaming consoles :

Lets start with the universal windows PC or your "almost becoming the white elephant" Desktop !


Souptoys is a fun and imaginative game in which users manipulate all kinds of onscreen toys with delightful effects. In a world where violent children's games are all too common, Souptoys is refreshingly innocent and surprisingly fun.

Souptoys isn't a game as much as a set of onscreen toys, as is suggested by the fact that its components are kept in a virtual toy box. What will you find in the toy box?
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Block builder

Block Builder is a fun new way to introduce your child to learning their colors. Block Builder gives your child the impression they are in charge of various construction projects and they need to set the blocks in the correct locations to get the job done on time. Block Builder can even be fun for adults. In Sandbox mode you can build your own construction creation. Let your imagine nation run wild.
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This interactive storybook based on Lewis Carroll's fantasty tale, Alice Wonderland, features colorful new digital collage artwork by Kenneth Rougeau. The storybook interface was designed using the Adventure Game Studio, which is a video game creation kit designed to emulate the point-and-click style games made popular by LucasArts and Sierra Games in the 1990s. This software is freeware & should be suitable for Alice fans of all ages.
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If you are a Mario fan then the Wii is where you would go to. The top Wii games are


Of course the Mario series has to be the top game here! 

Mario Kart
New Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario Galaxy
Mario and Sonic At the Olympic Games
Mario Party 8

Apart from the above Mario stars there also a few other games you can have as much of fun with.