What To Consider When Selecting Fun and Educational Games For Kids?

Children need to engage in different types of activities that will enable them develop their minds and their bodies. There are millions games from these children to select from. One of them is the educational games. These are available in a wide selection and deal with different types of areas ranging from math, to general knowledge to language and other areas.

Other interesting ones include those that will require the child to use their wit in order to solve a puzzle or get themselves out a dangerous situation in order to gain points. An example of this is the escape games, which encompass a wide range of features and situations. Some of them require the child to get out of a simple room, family room and other situation with different requirements.

All them come with different rules and regulation and levels of play. In order to ensure that the child is having fun while learning through the escape games is to ensure that the ones selected are up to the level of the child. Parents need to consider this so that they do not select the ones that are below the children’s level because they will easily get bored and at the same time not way above their level because they will be frustrated because of the difficulty they will encounter while playing.

The parents need to also consider the learning style of their children when selecting educational games because the styles vary from one child to another. The essence of doing this is to ensure that the children are playing the ones that will stimulate their minds as it will make it easier for the children to learn and enjoy themselves.

Other things that need to be considered are the type of knowledge and skills that each of them will provide to the children. The selection will depend on the learning needs of the child and the parents need to evaluate if these needs are met by the type they will choose. Additionally, they can also check if the playing requires guidance from them and other adults or if they are child driven. It is recommended that they select the ones that are child driven because they children will have more fun learning and playing when they are free from supervision and the pressure to perform better.

Farm Mania Game Review

Sacrificing the summer vacation for a time in the farm is not exactly the kind of time out you’ll be looking for if you’re any normal teenager. But Anna in Farm Mania is not your average teen. Well, she’s normal alright, but she loves farming, and this is your chance to take time out with her in this time management game from Realore Studios.

The story of Farm Mania starts after gramps from the farm asks Anna to spend her summer vacation with him. You see, he’s already too old to tend to the crops and animals, making the whole farm too run-down and neglected. Good thing that Anna is much in love with agriculture, and thus, begins her goal of making the farm as thriving as possible before summer’s end.

Just like the other farm-based time management games, your task in Farm Mania is to plant crops, tend to your livestock and sell all the produce off for profit. Your objectives for each day are summarized during the start of each level and are outlined for you on the bottom of the screen during the actual game. Keep in mind that you have to complete all the objectives before the timer runs out, because if you manage to beat the level within 75% of the time, you’ll earn bonus money for all your efforts.

At first, you’ll only have to deliver a certain number of crop types to the market through Johnny, the farm’s delivery boy. But as the game progresses, the gameplay picks up as you go about raising chickens and goats to name a few, and even making flour and baking pastries too! Good thing that grandma takes care of all the baking and grandpa gathers the water and feed, so you just keep your mind focused in gathering produce and rearing animals and crops, making the gameplay pretty convenient even with its frantic nature.

What Are the Top 3 Flash Games of All Time?

The Flash games that are sweeping the internet are, in many cases, a come-back of other, older games that many of us loved and played from the time we could hold that joystick. You’re not required to use one of those these days, with flash game mania literally sweeping the world.

What are the top 3 flash games of all time? That depends of course on who you’re asking. Everyone has their personal favorites but some seem to really stand out in nearly every list that you’re going to find on the internet. Flash games are popular there is no getting around it but some are more than popular, they are literally a craze.

The top three flash games of all time, according to the experts (who may or may not have lost jobs over them) are these:

Bejeweled- switching the places of the various gems you make rows, columns, or parcels of gemstones that match, which removes them from the playing grid. They are replaced by other gems. The difficultly rises as the game progresses. Many of us played this on our PC in recent years, but the advent of the online flash game makes it even harder to get away from.

According to the experts at CNET, Chingam is the second most addictive game online and we’re inclined to agree. While no one seems to know where this one came from it certainly qualifies as addictive.

Number three has to be Desktop Tower Defense. The addictiveness level is extremely high because its a way to relieve your frustrations as you’re defending your tower while safely sitting on your sofa or at your desk.

All Star Mania – The Best of The Best, With Some Worst Thrown In

“It’s all about the All Stars.”

It’s the sort of proclamation you’d expect to hear from Fox Sports baseball announcers Jack Buck or Tim McCarver during their coverage of the MLB All Star game. Each year around this same time in early July, baseball mania reaches a fever pitch, as the best baseball players – arguably, in the world – come together for two days to entertain fans with 450 ft. home runs, 100 mph fastballs and two dream teams comprised of the brightest young stars of the future playing alongside the biggest names of the past 20 years.

The All Star baseball stage is a unique one in all of professional sports, if for no other reason than it’s the only venue which gets to enjoy the sports spotlight in the absence of any other competing sports events. With basketball and hockey seasons mothballed for the summer, and football still several weeks shy of training camp, All Star baseball is the only professional game in town for sports enthusiasts in early July. Even Major League Baseball itself shuts down for almost a full week to acknowledge and shine a light on its own event. Thus for this brief period each year, it truly is all about the All Stars. But that’s not where I heard that statement.

Little Leagues, Big Expectations

If you’ve ever coached Little League baseball, as I have for many years, you’d be familiar with the annual process of “drafting” teams. Before the beginning of each season a group of presumably well-intentioned volunteer coaches – aka parents – meet at their local recreation hall after work and pick team rosters from a general list of enrolled players. I have found that it can be a stressful experience since I’ve usually entered this meeting with a few personal goals in mind: 1) I need to draft my kid’s best friend, 2) I need to make sure I remember to draft my own kid, 3) I need to draft a kid whose dad is known to help out, 4) I need to avoid drafting the rambunctious kid, 5) I need to avoid drafting the kid whose parents are jerks, and 6) It would be nice to draft at least one kid capable of throwing a few strikes. The game is less painful when we keep walks-per-inning under 10.

Fortunately, my own personal experience with “draft night” hasn’t been all that bad. I’ve seen the occasional disagreement over the selection of players (e.g., “Mrs. Smith asked me to pick Johnny, so we can car pool together.” Oh, are you sure it has nothing to do with Johnny being 5’11” and throwing 72 mph fastballs?). But for the most part the meetings were uneventful and just terribly long.

But I remember one specific draft night, which was attended and coordinated by one of our town’s Little League Committee members. At the end of the three-hour meeting, as we were exiting the conference room and still joking about who had picked whom, this committee member leaned over to me and whispered, “These regular season drafts don’t mean anything anyway. It’s all about the All Stars.” Bingo.

The Boys of Summer

As big as the MLB All Star extravaganza is, the Little League All Star season creates a mania that’s, quite literally, in a league all its own. The media attention and commercialism surrounding the Little League All Stars is unrivaled in youth sports. The Little League website even termed it, “one of the summer’s most popular sporting events.” And they may be justified in stoking the publicity with that claim. After all, Little League and ESPN are in the 6th year of an 8-year contract that will televise 66 games on either ESPN or ABC in August. Those are pretty big stakes, especially for a bunch of 11-and-12-year-old kids playing America’s pastime.

So it’s no wonder that in small towns and hamlets all across America, the mania begins in earnest several months earlier when some of the more overzealous “coaches” – dads – are already entertaining visions of ESPN grandeur even before the first child has been assigned to a roster for the regular season; a roster, by the way, that’s filled predominantly with kids who will never even think about their town’s All Star teams, let alone play on one.

If any of your town’s youth sports organizations are managed by a mentality that believes “it’s all about the All Stars,” or that equivalent thinking, then it’s time to advocate a change in that group’s leadership. To say “it’s all about the All Stars” is to say it’s all about a few kids, and not all of the kids. And this flies in the face of what the experts and prevailing wisdom on youth sports suggest, which is that below age 14, it should be all about inclusion and fun.

Two All Star Games – One Blowout, One Blowup

This year’s MLB All Star game was played in Kansas City on July 10th. That game ended in a blowout with the National League winning 8 to 0. Ironically, on that very same day, another All Star game was played in Columbus, Georgia between two Little League teams vying to advance in the tournament. That game ended with parents arguing, then starting a fistfight, and then two dads being arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. I guess to them, it was truly “all about the All Stars.” A little too much so.

The lesson for us all here should speak for itself. No, the majority of us are not so overzealous and unrestrained that we end up punching out the opponent’s parents at a Little League All Star game. But even the most restrained of us is probably dangerously close to losing perspective as we try and enjoy our child’s participation in youth sports. So just remember, even when you’re watching the Little League World series on ABC this August, youth sports should never be “all about the All Stars.”