Crazysoft has announced that its title Educational Games for Kids is coming to Nintendo Switch soon. We don’t have a release date yet, but the game is already available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, so hopefully the Switch won’t be that far behind.
Educational Games for Kids seems like a smart way to encourage children to play games without them spending hours on Fortnite. I certainly don’t think that games get in the way of a child’s development, but I do see the benefits of game like these. I used to play games on BBC Bitesize, which is still going today and offers education games for children up to GCSE level.
The title packs in more than 20 education games, with over 50 variations within those. They’re suitable for players aged between 3 and 18, though the appeal might begin to wear thin around the teens. Across all of the games you’ll find a wide range of important topics covered, from math and geography to memory and reflexes.
Here are all of the games:
- Reflex: Riding a tricycle. (Ages: 3-4)
- Reflex: Riding a scooter. (Ages: 5-7)
- Reflex: Riding a bike. (Ages: >8)
- Logic: Jigsaw puzzles with four variations. (Ages: >3)
- Math: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division with many variations. (Ages: >6)
- Knowledge: World Geography of Countries/States plus capital cities. Huge game that includes all the world. (Ages: >11)
- Knowledge: World Flags. Another huge game with many variations. (Ages: >11)
- Memory: Sharpen your child’s memory. Three difficulty variations. (Ages: >3)
- Logic: Mazes. Find your way out the maze. Five difficulty variations. (Ages: >3)
- Just for Fun: Dress up a girl just for fun. (Ages: 3-5)
- Just for Fun: Color many sketches just for fun. (Ages: 3-5)
- Logic: Categorize the animals, birds and fish. (Ages: 3-5)
- Logic: Categorize the colors of the objects around you. (Ages: 3-5)
- Logic: Categorize the shapes of the objects around you. (Ages: 3-5)
- Knowledge: Get to know the sound each musical instrument makes. (Ages: >6)
- Logic: Learn how colors are mixed. (Ages: >6)
- Logic: Build IQ by understanding patterns. (Ages: >4)
- Logic: Is it a toy or is it food? Simple and fun game for young children. (Ages: 3-4)
- Logic: Match the shape to its identical hole. (Ages: 3-4)
- Knowledge: Learn and hear the number from 1 to 20 by popping balloons. Translated professional speech in eight languages included. (Ages: 3-4)
- Hidden Dragon Game. Needs all games completed with 3 stars to unlock! (Ages: >4)
Most games like this are usually resources used by teachers in school. It’s nice to see a developer putting out a full release so that parents can get their children playing at least one educational game. It’s also the perfect excuse to buy a “family” Nintendo Switch for yourself this Christmas.