Games For Girls, Boys, Kids and Everyone!
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Children are active and need constant stimulation, whether visually, physically or mentally. Games for kids can help aid their learning as well as keep them occupied when parents need a break. More popular now are the free online games. Some of these are just for fun, but others are actually great learning aids for younger kids.
There is even some great brain training games for older children. Board games and dress up games are definitely not out of fashion though and encourage creativity. They are especially great social games for kids to play with their friends.
A kids’ imagination should be stimulated and there are many ways to do this using games for kids. Games for girls include those which involve building different virtual worlds or looking after virtual pets. There are games where virtual cities can be built and games where girls can dress up celebrities and characters.
There are also fantasy games such as World of Warcraft (involves a fee) which involve going on missions in a fantasy world and playing against online players from around the world. These games are ideal for both boys and girls alike.
Games for boys usually involve something active and competitive like racing games or shooting games. There are various games consoles with games like these that allow boys to role play in various scenarios. Boys are often more inclined to play online games or computer console games rather than indoor board games but it is also important that they spend some time outdoors also. Some ideas for online and offline games which activate your kids’ imaginations are given on this site.
Games for girls which encourage creativity are found everywhere. Most of the games which are found online can also be played offline. Makeover and dress up games can allow girls to experiment with different looks and customise their clothes. Online games like this are great if you are trying to avoid ruining any clothes they may want to customise! However, just buying a plain t-shirt and allowing girls to spray on different designs using templates can make for some really productive creations.
There are kits available for girls to design their own bracelets, jewellery, and headbands. These are available from all good toy shops. There are also kits for nail design and for styling hair. All of these games will appeal to younger girls and will give them a chance to experiment with art and design.
There is plenty of dress up games for boys online also if they enjoy this kind of game but boys can also make their own costumes for play. Superhero costumes are usually a favourite for younger children. Boys may be more interested in science kits or painting and art sets. Some ideas for online and offline games to encourage creativity are given on this site.
Learning games for children are found online and offline and can be particularly effective for the really young who need some preparation before attending school. All educational games are great for both boys and girls.
Younger children can learn about shapes by playing games where they need to match the shape with the correct slot. These are available from toy shops and as free online games. There are matching games where different objects have to be matched to their partner and there are games where kids can learn about different colours. All of these are ideal for younger children.
For older kids, brain training games are great. Different versions of these can be found online and they are usually divided into different categories. There are those which encourage mathematical skills, some focus on memory skills, others test the reflexes and some involve exercising concentration. Other games focus on training the English language skills and all are designed to exercise the mind keeping it fresh and constantly learning.
Jigsaw puzzles are great for boys and girls as they encourage concentration and enhance problem solving abilities. Classic board games such as Scrabble or Cluedo are brilliant for older children and enhance problem solving skills and encourage them to learn about words and their meanings. Connect 4 and Sudoku can both be played offline or online and are great for enhancing observational and mathematical skills, respectively.
Browsing through toyshops or doing a search for ‘online games for kids’ can help you find what you are looking for. You can find some other ideas for games online and offline which are fun as well as educational on the Games For site.