Game Reviews

Editors' pick
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This terrific city-simulation game teaches kids about pollution and the environment and empowers them to come up with smart solutions. 
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Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Designed to reward kids for learning more information but always stays a game.
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Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
More positive messages than you thought you could squeeze into one game.
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Platforms: Xbox 360
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
The Muppets make exercising and learning about healthy lifestyles fun for preschoolers.
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Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
This inclusive fashion game celebrates all sizes and shapes of bodies.
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Platforms: Windows
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
With everything from Alice in Wonderland to War and Peace, this program puts a library at your fingertips.
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Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
Editors' pick
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Don't know much about biology? This free online game engages kids in the cool worlds of microbes and ecosystems.
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Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2010)
Editors' pick
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Biology has never looked so cool -- nor bacteria so menacing -- as in this free, science-accurate Windows game.
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Platforms: Windows
(2009)
Editors' pick
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Educational adventures deliver on fun in this Wii world where kids can learn something new every day.
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Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2009)
Editors' pick
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Designed for Leapster, these mini-games offer very young players practice in phonics, memory skills, and number order.
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Platforms: Leapster
(2009)
Editors' pick
AGE
2
QUALITY
 
Electronic book pal reads board books aloud to toddlers.
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Platforms: Tag Junior
(2009)
Editors' pick
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
This Leapster game keeps track of how well you're doing and calibrates the challenge level based on your performance.
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Platforms: Leapster 2, Leapster
(2009)
Editors' pick
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Wacky animal facts, fun gameplay, and spoken directions make this educational game good for little ones.
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Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2007)
Editors' pick
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
For Leapster owners, this challenging puzzle series tests kids' logical thinking and problem-solving skills.
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Platforms: Leapster
(2007)
Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Kids help two beavers outsmart a workaholic wolf in this educational adventure featuring a whopping 16 different games.
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Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2005)