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.”

Educational Games for Kids: Enhance Your Kid’s Learning Experience

Let me start with a quote I used to come across in my everyday life, “Kids are always Kids, and should remain kids”. Very true, would you like to see a kid who is very serious about his life or would be rather happier looking at a kid who is joyfully playing with his toys and his video games. Research has proved that kids are at their perceiving best when they enjoy what they do.

Well, we have come across many parents who yell at their kids for not studying and just lazing around their time playing video games. But I would like to thank the developers who thought of an idea which helped in integrating video games to educate a kid. These are called educational games, and are designed specifically to teach a kid the in-depth concept of a certain subject. This is probably a revolution in the education sector in educating small kids. Moreover I feel, now even the parents are bothered to look for educational games for their dear little ones.

Educational games are known for stimulating the overall growth of a kid. It generally promotes the physical, social and emotional growth among the kids. Some of the benefits of educational games:

• It provides a medium that promotes an immediate and challenging visual feedback within a fun safe virtual environment.
• Research has proved that kids exposed to educational software games developed many skills like Logical Reasoning skills and decision making.
• Educational games also help the kids to interact with the other kids of their age to solve a particular puzzle or a problem.

There are different classes of educational games that help the kids to fine tune their skills. Let us have a sneak peek at what the parents go for to take off their kid’s trouble facing in Maths? Well it is an edutainment software called the Manga High. This is a math game for higher elementary and lower middle school students, created by the top brains at Oxford University.

If you are ever wondering it is very difficult for you to shop educational software game to your dear little ones, there exists a solution for everything. Thanks to the internet. Yes, the internet also offers a variety of online games to play with for the kids of all age groups. All these online educational games are designed in such a way that they’ll be enhancing the learning process continuously while the games are being played.

But it is the first and foremost responsibility of the parents or elders to try and find the right website for the kids. The site should be first analysed on how helpful it can be in enhancing the learning process of a kid and also needs to justify the ways it can make the kids enjoy a particular game. At present, there are a huge number of web portals offering educational games. And ‘m very sure that these educational game performance will have a place in your kid’s report card in the near future. Watch out!!!

Using Online Educational Games to Teach Your Kids

Education does not always mean going to a college to get a degree. Education can have a different meanings depending on the age of the person and the situation in their life. For instance, people who want to learn how to make a pizza must be taught ways of making pizza and the ingredients you need. For kids, education means learning new concepts and productive use of their time.

Studies have shown that developing the brain of the child at an early age will help them absorb almost anything that you teach them when they become teenagers or adults. Most parents send their children to school to develop their brains. However, if you are looking for an alternate method of teaching your child, it is a good idea to use online games to teach your kid. This teaching method is not only effective but also a fun way of teaching your kids.

There are many websites that offer educational games for both kids and adults in the field of science, history, maths, finance and many other subjects. There are several websites who have applications which require you to answer to a few questions. These applications have questions that are related to your area of interest. However, most parents underestimate the important these applications. Most webmasters complain that education section is the least visited section of their site.

Education games are designed to help people understand concepts, to give information on certain subjects and to help them learn as they play. However, many kids avoid playing them because they don’t find them entertaining. Even though developers have taken steps to make the games entertaining; a lot more needs to be done to make them more enjoyable.

Online educational games can also help in teaching your kids social aspects of education that traditional methods don’t teach your kids. Some of the aspects that you learn include knowledge based interaction, improvement on interpersonal skills and critical learning. Since online educational games use a combination of education and entertainment, children take interest in their subject and learn fast.

The advent of educational games has revolutionized that way you teach kids. They are also used by parents and teacher to provide kids with additional information that will help them in their career. These applications are known to be highly effective when you want to teach kids how to deal with a problem or when you want to teach them a particular skill. So next time you want your kid to learn how to cook or color a mountain, make sure you check out a few online educational games.