With a boom in internet technology & coming up of mobile phones, the way ‘Games’ were perceived has changed drastically. In 2002 when the mobile phones made their debut, there was little doubt that they would revolutionize the mobile phone industry. But at the time, few imagined that it would spawn a multi billion-dollar market for mobile applications, and fewer imagined that this market might become a significant one for children.
Internet & Mobile Apps are an important and growing medium for providing educational content to children, both in terms of their availability and popularity. According to a recent survey, Over 80% of the top selling paid apps in the Education category of the iTunes & Play store Store target children. The percentage of apps for children has risen in every age category, accompanied by a decrease in apps for adults.
Another interesting finding is that early learning websites for toddler/preschool are particularly prominent. General early learning is the most popular subject, and there are significantly more general early learning games than the second most popular subject which is maths.
There’s no denying the appeal that online games have for kids as well as adults. Despite the stigma games hold, many online educational games not only enhance the joy of learning, but also strengthen skill sets.
Here are a few top education games to keep an eye on in 2017.
- Bubble / Balloon Poke games
Simple bubble poking game can be very addictive & interesting for kids. It improves the coordination between hands & eyes while also helping in developing brain’s ability to focus.
- Jigsaw Puzzles
This game is for 3- 8 year old who love to solve jigsaw puzzles. Such type of games help in developing brain’s activity and develop problem solving attitude.
- Spelling Master
Spelling Master & all such games and mobile applications offer a lot of options to learn from. Ranging from difficulty levels of as easy as a cat to as difficult as Worcestershire, the kids can learn it all!
- Preschool Learning Games
Preschool learning games like doodling, identifying alphabets etc help in early development of children.
- Word Search Games
Word Search games cater to all the age groups. Puzzles & word search games can keep you busy for hours helping to keep the brain working.
- Alphabets & Numbers App
Once your kid is ready to try the spelling, arrange or point at household objects and ask your child to take the initial letter of each object and sound out the resulting word. For example, if you point at door, oil, and garden, the resulting word would be “DOG”.
- Online Scrabble
Once you are strong with spellings, improve your vocabulary by playing scrabble online.
One of our favorite childhood game! This game lets you identify two similar objects and remember their position in between a few other almost same objects. This game helps in developing a sharp memory.
There is a plethora of online educational games for everybody. Just get started and improve your skills.