Today we are reviewing some of our best, most awarded, and games for kids in 2015. I mean after all who does not love a kids games. We can all remember those days with mum and dad, where we sat there for hours playing over summer on those rainy days. And often when we started playing one game it leads to another.
Games for Kids have come a long way since I was a kid. Not only are they are a lot more fun, but we have also managed to sneak in a lot of learning into the new games, especially over the last 5 to 10 years. If you have followed along with us, you will know that we believe learning should be fun. And it is proven when we are enjoying ourselves we learn faster, and deeper.
So in today’s article we are going to cover the 13 of the leading games for kids in the market today. We feel we will have a game or two for you in our collection of over 100 games for kids.
The first one to roll off the list is Roll and Play by Thinkfun. Designed to be one of your little one’s very first game. It is a big plush cube that you roll or toss across the floor and whatever coloured side faces up, you choose the matching colour card. If you get a Cow card you Moo, and if you get a Happy Face, you make a happy face :). This game has almost won ever award possible with over 17 or more to the collection so far. This is game for kids that even big kids will enjoy.
Suitable from 18 Months +
Ever played Hangman? It might not surprise you but as far as games for kids go, Flip to Win Hangman is very popular amongst parents and children alike. But unlike when we were growing up, you do not need a pen and paper to play. Made by Melissa and Doug it includes a fame board with erasable whiteboard, self-sorting dries erase marker and eraser. There are not loose pieces so it is great for that summer day holiday. I mean after all it is hangman!
So but what if you want a game that it is a little more complex? But just as much fun. Well, let us introduce you to Gravity Maze winner of the Toy of The Year Award (TOTY) 2015 and countless other awards. Gravity Maze is a powered logic game designed to test logic, visual perception and reasoning.
This is such a fun game for kids; the towers can be arranged in so many ways but you need to arrange them in a way that gets your marble to the target tower. So you have to build carefully a path that works.
If your little one like Turtles or wants to learn about computer programming than Robot Turtles is just the trick. The first game for kids in the world designed to help your child learn about computer programming. This game is one to play with Mum or Dad. As your little on creates code for the computer, (you) make beep sounds, pops and zaps, or goofy beeps. This one is a delight for you and them.
Worried how long it might take to learn to play this one. Fear not, it takes seconds to learn, and minutes to play and your child starts to learning coding literacy. Soon enough your little one will be writing computer games of their own and creating the next Zynga or Angry Birds..
Suitable from 4+, and 2014 Astra Best Game Play Award.
As far as Games for kids go, this is one of the best-selling games in the world. It is Rush Hour and was recently voted one of Parents Choice Best 25 Toys of 25 Years. It is a complex problem-solving game, that uses traffic or gridlock as the challenge! It might have been handy for me before I started driving :). We have versions for all ages, and this game will not disappoint. We do not have time to list all the awards, but you can see them under the directly under this link.
If your little one has just started learning fractions at school and having trouble getting their head around the concept. Then Fraction Fortress is the game of you. We have had nothing but great feedback from our customers. This game lets them physically see how fractions work, and ideal for rapid learning of the concept.
Suitable from 6 years up. We strongly recommend this for learning fractions.
Bamboo Pallina, is just one of those games for kids that looks like fun before you even play it. This beautifully made award winning game is made from eco-friendly bamboo. The aim of the games is to pull carefully our all of your coloured sticks and have your opponents balls drop to the floor. It is a game made around strategy and help develop fine motors skills, and hand-eye coordination.
It is suitable for 3+ and winner of the Creative Child Award Preferred Choice.
New to KidzInc in 2015 is TipOver a three-dimensional strategy game. The goal of the game is to get the little red man to the red crate by tipping over the right creates. This little red man helps your child learn about sequential reasoning skills and planning a path.
The Sneaky Snack Squirrel Game.
Winner of Parents Choice Award, let’s face it as far as games for kids go, just the name Sneaky Squirrel sounds like fun. The goal is to fill your tree with acorns anyway you can, pick an acorn, lose an acorn is how it works. Your little one needs to be a strategic little squirrel.
Whats my Number? This game for kids is great for visual recognition of learning numbers, and how to count from 1 to 50. The interactive nature of this game makes numbers fun. The object is to find your numbers “secret number” by asking a question about the property of the numbers. Like “Is your number an odd number?” Eliminating cards until someones secret number is revealed.
Ok, we have left a couple of real treats towards the end. Have you heard of the Very Hungry Caterpillar. Of course you have, but have your heard of the game for kids “Let’s feed the Very Hungry Caterpillar.” Now your little one can play the game that is based on the best-selling book by Eric Carle.
Your little one moves the Caterpillar from fruit to fruit, collecting unique butterfly puzzle pieces. The first player to collect them all makes a beautiful butterfly and wins the game.
There is no such thing as a Gruffalo game! But what is this game, with Rhyming Gruffalo Cards that helps your little one learn language and rhymes. This will be good at summer time, don’t call me good said the Gruffalo, you will have to play me first if you like Gruffalo Games.
Suitable for four years +, this is one those games for kids, that we feel is a must.
Last on our list for Games for Kids today is Brain Quest Smart. This game has been adapted from America’s number 1 educational game bestseller. Combining Science, Maths, Reading, Art, and the World the winner is the first one to answer all the SMART questions correctly. Makes sense right?
Well, that is it for our review on games for kids for today. We hope you found something you like? Feel free to browse through our extensive selection for other award-winning and surprising games. Click here to browse our full range of Games for Kids.
Because learning should be fun :)
ThinkFun games, a game where the whole family can have fun and learn.
ThinkFun games, have been created to ignite your mind, in fact, that is the mission of ThinkFun. They specifically build the games, to simplify the ideas of the world's best mathematicians, engineers and inventors.
They take their ideas and turn them into simple toys. They have been around since 1985 and won awards across the world for their games. As you would expect they are a progressive company focused on helping build your child’s cognitive skills, through reasoning and creative thinking.
Some of the awards they have won include Dr. Toy, Parent Gold Choice Award, European Awards, Parenting Toys best 100 products to name a few. Honestly we have to stop listing all the awards; otherwise this blog would be just a list of awards.
They want to ignite your child’s mind through challenging your kids, and helping them sharpen their skills. The games focus on building problem solving in children through play, and develop creative skills.
They are addictive for the whole family and respected globally.
Games for toddlers 18 months +
Hello Sunshine - Is a beautiful game to play hide and seek with your child. Hello Sunshine is a plush toy that you hide with your child. They learn positional words, such as "in" "on" "top" "below."
Move and Groove - Designed to develop movement and motion. It is a game that teaches your child rhythm and music. It helps your little one learn balance, co-ordination and flexibility. No one is too old to play, mum, dad, the whole family.
Roll and Play - Is the first game ever specifically designed for toddlers. With this one, you roll or toss a plush cube around the floor. It lands on one of its coloured sides, and you then choose a matching coloured card and do the action the card shows. Make a happy face, moo like a cow, and just have fun. This game helps your child celebrate achievement and have fun. There is no competing, just playing to enjoy.
Games for children 4 Years +
The Zingo! 1-2-3 game - never too early to learn bingo, only joking, sort off, it is numbers bingo. This game is focused around the development of your child's reading and counting skills. You and your little one match the numbers on tiles revealed by the zing zinger, the 1st player with all the numbers, yells Zingo!. This game supports early learning of math, through counting and math repetition.
Last but not least one of the most-popular games, it Rush Hour is for children 8 Years +. This multiple awards winning game voted Parents Choice, best 25 toys of 25 years. The game is so good it has been placed in schools in America. It helps your child build critical thinking and logical skills.
Rush Hour teaches your child logical progression, problem-solving, and sequential thinking skills.
It is one of the most amazing and fun products, to come on the market in years.
With ThinkFun games, you and your children will be too busy enjoying yourself to realise you are learning at the same time. For our full range please click here.