Best Games for Preschoolers

Ease young children into the world of gaming with some of these fun, imaginative titles. From games that star their favorite characters to games that help with early reading skills, you've got lots of choices.

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Giggles Computer Funtime for Baby: Shapes

age 2+

Bright software will bring out preschoolers' giggles.

Platforms: Windows, Mac (2006)
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Didi & Ditto Preschool: Mother Nature's Visit

age 3+

A charming critter romp with 16 fun learning games.

Platforms: Windows, Mac (2008)
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Kinect Sesame Street TV

age 3+

Excellent example of educational interactive television.

Platforms: Xbox 360 (2012)
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Sesame Street: Ready, Set, Grover!

age 3+

Health and fitness are the focus in this cute, active game.

Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi, Nintendo Wii (2011)
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Shelly's My First Computer Game

age 3+

Great software for teaching mouse skills.

Platforms: Windows (2005)
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Dora's Big Birthday Adventure

age 4+

Variety and fun in perfect preschool adventure.

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ItzaBitza

age 4+

Kids' art comes alive in fun, educational game.

Platforms: Windows (2008)
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ItzaZoo

age 4+

Exciting learn-to-read game incorporates your drawings.

Platforms: Windows (2009)
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JumpStart 3D Virtual World

age 4+

Online learning game set in a big open world is a cut above.

Platforms: Windows (2009)
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The Land of Me

age 4+

Imaginative pre-reading game encourages kids to be creative.

Platforms: Mac, Windows (2010)
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LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game: Jake and the Never Land Pirates

age 4+

Games, treasure, and free exploration = swashbuckling fun.

Platforms: LeapFrog games (2012)
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Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster

age 4+

Engaging and funny interactive adventures are pure joy.

Platforms: Xbox 360 (2011)
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Team Umizoomi

age 4+

Math-based adventures well-suited to preschoolers.

Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi (2011)
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