Most of us who are over 40 often say, ‘when I was a kid, we didn’t have all this computerized stuff. We played outside. We played real games!” But what’s ironic is that many folks in my 40+ age group are just as fond of computer games as kids. Many of us play war games to feel the excitement in front of the screen, or relax while enjoying Situs Judi online.
I have some friends who are gaming junkies. What we tend to forget is that children love online video gaming as much as teens and adults. Internet and gaming safety is a real critical issue as well. It’s often difficult to know where to find safe online game sites for your elementary age children. Here are some safe free online game sites that you can allow your children to explore without worry. Many schools have added these sites to their approved sites.
Alfy.com is a cute user-friendly gaming site for elementary kids. There are kids polls and chat sites, but you don’t have to allow them. Kids can also watch cartoons online with Alfy too. There are many educational games to build spelling and math skills. In the web review, I thought that it was clever that kids were told to tell parents and teachers that they were playing the ‘learning games’ not just having fun. The irony is that most all of the games have an educational bent so it’s kind of like Mikey and the Life Cereal. He likes it and it’s good for him!
Yahoo! Kids features over 100 kid-friendly games, plus sneak previews of kid’s shows like Raven and Hannah Montana. Yahoo! has kids ecards, study central with homework helpers, online activities, printables, downloads besides just the free online games. The graphics are pretty impressive. Many people have come to view Yahoo! as a leader in free webware. The kids site is free to use.
AddictingGames.com offers all sorts of safe, free games in all sorts of categories. Students will enjoy racing, shooting, sports and strategy games. You’ll find lots of free puzzles like bubbles, blocks, mazes and tetris style games. There are golf games, dirt bike racing and motocross. Students can play free with only an installed flash player. If they create a user ID and password, they can save scores and be entered in tournaments. Schools allow this site for student use.
Miniclip.com is another school approved game site. Miniclip has the regular arcade, strategy, puzzles, board games, shooting, sports and racing games. Another feature of Miniclip that I find funny is that it offers games with a political edge, like Presidential Paintball. The shooting games are rated general ‘G’; players launch silly things like bananas, not bullets. Kids of all ages seem to like this game site.
Try these free gaming options from school and teacher approved websites.