Game Reviews

Editors' pick
AGE
2
QUALITY
 
Electronic book pal reads board books aloud to toddlers.
csm_game
Platforms: Tag Junior
(2009)
Editors' pick
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Personalization tools, like the ability to upload photos and add your kid's birthday, make this learning game extra fun.
csm_game
Platforms: Windows
(2008)
Editors' pick
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
With separate adventures for girls and boys, this game's activities engage early learners with music, math, and more.
csm_game
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2008)
Editors' pick
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
With simple-to-use controls, these educational mini-games help reinforce reading and letter concepts for preschoolers.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
Editors' pick
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
There's so much to count at the carnival -- and it's so much more fun to do it with Big Bird and Cookie Monster!
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
Editors' pick
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Using "Living Ink," kids' drawings come to life, making their ideas part of the story and helping them learn to read.
csm_game
Platforms: Windows
(2008)
Editors' pick
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This innovative game incorporates kids' drawings (yup!) into the gameplay.
csm_game
Platforms: Windows
(2009)
Editors' pick
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fun characters and exciting mini-games make learning about the brain child's play.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Keep kindergartners' skills fresh with this program that automatically downloads new content from the Web.
csm_game
Platforms: Windows
(2007)
Editors' pick
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
An adorable little mouse takes kids on a journey, introducing fun reading games along the way.
csm_game
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2007)
Editors' pick
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Lightning-fast reflexes and strong nurturing skills are required in this fun hamster-racing (and raising) game.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Windows, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
Editors' pick
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
With five different princess adventures and great help built in, this is a perfect game to teach young girls how to play video games.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Windows, Mac
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Kids solve a mystery by photographing birds and earning points for the best shots. Bird knowledge is the cool pay-off.
csm_game
Platforms: Windows
(2007)
Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Kids help two beavers outsmart a workaholic wolf in this educational adventure featuring a whopping 16 different games.
csm_game
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2005)
Editors' pick
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
For kids who love -- really, really love -- ponies, this virtual pet sim is an outstanding game.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
Editors' pick
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Dragons, princesses, and math make this game a hoot to play.
csm_game
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Physics? Child's play! Watch your drawings gain weight and mass, creating puzzles that teach the principles of physics.
csm_game
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2009)
Editors' pick
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
In this online game, kids play at growing up by earning privileges. Great practice for real life!
csm_game
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2009)
Editors' pick
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Downloadable zoo-builder provides hours of economical family fun with almost limitless match-three puzzles.
csm_game
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(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.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2010)

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