Jump to content

[TOY NEWS] Educational Video Games for Kids – How to Make the Right Choice

Elf Hermey

Recommended Posts

Video games have been dividing parents for a long time. However, as more and more of them are being developed, more and more educational video games for kids are hitting the market. We will be discussing games that can teach your child a variety of skills and valuable lessons.

Are video games good for kids? This debate has existed for as long as video games themselves. The debate has only become more heated over the years as more and more role-playing games are released, which have proven to be addictive. While you may like to play Call of Duty or Fortnite, you surely cannot play it with your child. Thankfully, just like the total number of video games themselves, there are a lot of educational video games that have been released.

While some of these are games that can be played by you and your child together, some might prove to be too simple for you as they are strictly video games for kids. You might choose one or more of these based on the inherent interests of your child.

Top Educational Video Games for Kids


There are few video games that have a broader appeal than Minecraft, if at all. Some may argue that adults find it more interesting, but everyone knows that it develops a sense of creativity, logic, and imagination. The basis of Minecraft is to build structures, and explore a new world; creating a cycle of creation and discovery which makes it one of the better video games to play in quarantine.

Just Dance 2020

One of the best video games in 2020, Just Dance 2020 gives you and your child just the right amount of exercise and fuel their inherent dancing abilities. It has a lot of songs from a variety of pop stars which confirm that there will be no dearth of groovy numbers to dance too. Along with an amazing stress-free workout, it can also give you a lot of fun-filled family moments. All you have to do is repeat the moves which are on the screen accurately and fast.


This is one of the most interesting to play video games in the coronavirus pandemic. This one helps your children develop their imagination, creativity, and drawing skills. A piece of paper cannot contain the entirety of your child’s imagination, and the cities are closed for now. Imagination is as important as being able to count in your head. Therefore, there are games for children that can help your child understand in the future as it is proven that playing video games is linked to academic performance.

LittleBigPlanet 3

LittleBigPlanet 3 is one of the best video games for kids in 2020. This one is meant to cater to a target audience of 6 and above, though the appeal starts to decrease for teenagers. You would find it shocking to learn that this one was released way back in the year 2014, but its sheer quality has made sure that it has stayed a popular choice for people 6 years later. This game has an option where you and your child can play through various landscapes that seem like a puzzle. But its winning point is the construction kit it offers. You can create various levels for your own world. It also allows you to share the levels you have made with the community. This not only improves your communication with your child at an age where they can get difficult to control, but it also helps them develop a more imaginative thought process and a logical bent of mind.


While the world of video games is large and ever-expanding, you can always find one to play with your child. How video games affect children is something that is still not clear. But during this pandemic, when you have lots of time to bond with your child, you can use these educational games to build a strong bond with your child and establish a better sense of communication, which will help you both in the future. Do you like to play video games with your child? Which ones do you play? Please share with us in the comments section below.

About the Author

Ellen Royce is a writer, blogger, and gamer. Like many others, she thought games make people dull, but several years ago, everything changed when she learned more about the world of online gaming. She is writing about it to spread information about all the significant advantages games bring.


The post Educational Video Games for Kids – How to Make the Right Choice appeared first on The Best Toys Guide.

View the full article

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Donations

    All donations go directly towards the cost of hosting and running ClausNet!

    Your support, through donations or simply by clicking on sponsor links, is greatly appreciated!

    Donate Sidebar by DevFuse
  • Our picks

    • How do You Portray Santa?
      Portraying Santa is acting; it is a characterization of a mythical character.

      Most of us never think of ourselves as actors, but we are. Certain characteristics of Santa Claus have been handed down from one generation to another. The way we dress and conduct ourselves all follow an established pattern.

      Santa Claus is one of the most recognizable characters throughout the world. This came about from the advertising campaign of the Coke Cola Company and the creative painting genius, of Haddon Sundblom. Coke Cola was looking to increase winter sales of its soft drink and hired Sundblom to produce illustrations for prominent magazines. These illustrations appeared during the holiday season from the late 1930s into the early 1970s and set the standard for how Santa should look.

      This characterization of Santa with rosy cheeks, a white beard, handlebar mustache plus a red costume trimmed in white fur is the image most everyone has in their minds. Unconsciously people are going to judge you against that image. If your beard isn’t white or you have a soiled suit it will register with the onlooker.

      By the way, the majority of Sundblom's paintings depict Santa with a Brown Belt and Brown Boots. Not until his later illustrations did he change the color to Black for these items. Within the past few years many costume companies have offered the Coke Cola Suit and it has become very popular. You can tell it by the large buttons and absence of fur down the front of the jacket.

      No matter how you portray Santa, be it home visits, schools, churches, parades, corporate events, malls, hospitals we all make an entrance and an impression! The initial impression we make determines if our client will ask us to return.

      The 5 Second Rule

      I have a theory: When you enter the presence of your audience you have about 5 seconds to make people believe you are the real Santa.
        • Thanks
        • Love
        • Like
      • 18 replies
    • If You Have the Post Christmas Blues You’re Doing Christmas Wrong
      The post-Christmas blues are a very real thing. Once the date of December 25th has passed the specter of December 26th is an ominous marker to many. It sits there on the calendar like the Ghost of Christmas Yet-to-Come. Silent and foreboding, the very image of the hooded Angel of Death it seems to be. And why not?

      Just about anywhere you look Americans are tossing trees to the curb, ripping down lights from rooftops and radio stations are flipping back to everyday music. What took months to build gets deconstructed in a matter of a couple of days.
        • Love
        • Like
      • 30 replies
    • Not Everyone Can Be Santa!
      Yes, I said it and it is not meant to hurt anyone’s feelings. I do view many Facebook sites along with websites and posted photos. Frankly, many of these postings should have never been put on public display.
        • Thanks
        • Love
        • Like
      • 10 replies
    • Auld Lang Syne
      Every New Year’s Eve at the stroke of midnight, millions around the world traditionally gather together to sing the same song, “Auld Lang Syne”. As revilers mumble though the song’s versus, it often brings many of them to tears – regardless of the fact that most don’t know or even understand the lyrics. Confusion over the song’s lyrics is almost as much of a tradition as the song itself. Of course that rarely stops anyone from joining in.
        • Wow
        • Thanks
        • Love
        • Like
      • 4 replies
    • Merry Christmas, My Friend
      Every year around this time, some variation of this poem is circulated online. The poem is generally credited to “a soldier stationed in Okinawa” or more recently since September 11, 2001, “a Marine stationed in Afghanistan”.

      However, the poem’s true author is Lance Corporal James M. Schmidt.

      Originally entitled, “Merry Christmas, My Friend”, Corporal Schmidt wrote the poem in 1986 while serving as Battalion Counter Sniper at the Marine Barracks 8th & I, in Washington, D.C.

      That day the poem was placed in the Marine Corps Gazette and distributed worldwide. Schmidt’s poem was later published in Leatherneck (Magazine of the Marines) in December 1991.
        • Sad
        • Love
        • Like
      • 1 reply
  • Create New...