Educational Computer Games

@yuna15 (2708)
Philippines
February 11, 2009 2:28pm CST
I found this site wherein I can download free games for my 3-year-old daughter. My daughter loves the Baby Smash program she is having so much fun with the shapes that has faces and whenever we click on it it giggles. It's so kid-friendly and it talks too! I believe you can download it for free in their site but you can also donate to them a few cents if you guys like. I also downloaded the program called G-Compris it nice but it's kinda complicated though for my toddler. She doesn't know how to hold the mouse yet but I'm teaching her. Have you guys ever tried something like this for your kids? If there is any other educational computer game you guys could recommend I'd really appreciate it if you post a link. Thanks in advance!
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12 responses
• India
12 Feb 09
Hello my friend yuna15 Ji, Well , with my experience, everytime my grand daughter down-loaded those games from internet, my computer did not work properly, so in local market lot many CDs are available and I make use of them. Also, I do not want taht children should get addicted to computer/TV. Just think about this. may god bless your toddler and have great time.
@yuna15 (2708)
• Philippines
14 Feb 09
Oh your computer must be able to handle the games of course. It must have enough memory, disk space and others. She should be careful though about downloading games, because some sites that has it might contain spywares. The one I downloaded is completely harmless and it's educational too! It teaches her the alphabet, numbers, colors and shapes! She's enjoying it. Computers are a very good educational tool we just need to guide our children on how to properly use it. What we should avoid is having them play violent games...especially at a very young age.
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• India
14 Feb 09
Hello my friend yuna15 Ji, Well, as you find better, but my point is not to introduce computers/Tvs/any otehr harmful electronic gadets at this early age. Let's adopt someother means. I would like to hint, when such things were not available and things were better. For this my hubby would teach while playing in garden, by counting plants/leaves/fruits, at the same time introducing domestic animals etc. may god bless them and have a great time.
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@yuna15 (2708)
• Philippines
15 Feb 09
I understand what you mean. My daughter does not stay in front of the computer for a long time she mostly plays with the toys I bought her and I have been teacher her a few things already. Whenever she's in front of the computer I always supervise her of course. We are using an LCD monitor so it's not harmful compared to the regular CRT monitor. About playing the garden, how I wish we have it. We have a very small house and a very small place for a garden so we just let her play outside with us supervising her of course. Thank you for all your tips I appreciate it.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
11 Feb 09
i bet my grandson would like those. he loves fooling w/my computer anyway.
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@yuna15 (2708)
• Philippines
11 Feb 09
Oh I'm sure he will. Kids loves games... So it would be really good for them if let them play with something that is educational.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
11 Feb 09
that kid loves my computer. lol. i'm sure my son doesn't let him play w/his like i do. he pretty much gets to do what he wants here w/in reason of course. have a good one,
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@dragon54u (31339)
• United States
11 Feb 09
Fisher Price has great toys and has some online games for pre-schoolers. Here's their site: http://www.fisher-price.com/fp.aspx?st=10&e=gamesLanding&mcat=game_infant,game_toddler,game_preschool&site=us Counting and letter games and the like and for the preschool games she only has to press a key for most of them.
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@yuna15 (2708)
• Philippines
11 Feb 09
Thanks I appreciate it! Do you know if there are free games we can download in this site? Well anyway, I'll check out the site later. Thanks for the info dragon54u!
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@dragon54u (31339)
• United States
11 Feb 09
Sorry, I just remembered that Fisher Price had games online and went there only to give you the link, I didn't really explore the site much. Go over to mostfun.com and see if there are any downloadable games she would like, they have some fun and simple games there but I haven't looked at all the ones they offer, just one ones I like. I know I'm now very helpful but I'm looking at a deadline right now on a bunch or articles so I have to be less than useful to myLot!
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@kellyjeanne (1578)
• United States
15 Feb 09
I'm so glad that you've found something for your 3 year old and that she's really enjoying it! The fact that she's really enjoying it means that she's really learning! Kudos to you and your little girl! Purrs, Catwoman=^..^= & Mija
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@yuna15 (2708)
• Philippines
26 Feb 09
Thanks kellyjeanne I am so glad myself for her. Thanks again!
• Philippines
14 Feb 09
I have tried using www.orisinal.com in playing games that are recommended for children, but I am now sure if you can download the games. You may also try to search online for more sites..
• Philippines
14 Feb 09
I mean I am NOT sure if you can download the games
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• India
12 Feb 09
That sounds exciting! You mean it is absolutely free? What site is this? My son is still a month-old baby, but he will soon be a toddler. I would like to collect all sorts of amusements for him. :) Cheers and happy Mylotting
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@yuna15 (2708)
• Philippines
14 Feb 09
Yup it's absolutely free!! I suggest you download it it's a good program I'm sure your kid will enjoy it as soon as she grows to at least 2 years or so...
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• Philippines
11 Feb 09
I like playing text twist and bookworm. It enhances my vocabulary words.
@yuna15 (2708)
• Philippines
15 Feb 09
Err I'm looking for games for toddlers. Text Twist and bookworm are for grade schoolers and up.
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@uicbear (1903)
• United States
12 Feb 09
My 4 year old nephew just loves the computer, He's been using it since he was about 2, and is just amazing. we have a few cd's that he plays I think be Jumpstart. But we have also found a couple of free sites and really this is where he spends most of his time. PBSkids.com and Nickjr.com are his favorites. They have games with all the popular characters from the shows including Dora, Diego and Wonderpets.
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
12 Feb 09
That sounds so cute and fun.. CAn i try playing it too?? lol =D I guess that should be a good way to destress oneself.. hehe ^_^ Well, your daughter is still young, take your time to teach her, and expose her to using of computer, the sooner the better so that she will be ahead of her peers in the future.. hehe ^_^ I dun have any games to recommend, but maybe u can try those yahoo games instead ^_^ SOme of them are real fun and kid friendly too.. hehe
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@meme0907 (3481)
• United States
12 Feb 09
Hey y15, http://www.crayola.com/ has some cool things on their site for children. ps is anyone has freebies to share or is looking for freebies check out http://yourgetpaidtoforum.forumup.info/viewforum.php?f=12&mforum=yourgetpaidtoforum |:)
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@camomom (7537)
• United States
21 Feb 09
Our kids are too young to use the pc but our oldest can play Mario Paint on Super Nintendo. It has a mouse and is very similar to Paint on the pc. She loves it but isn't very good at it yet. She does know how to switch colors and shapes and how to erase things though.
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@yuna15 (2708)
• Philippines
26 Feb 09
My daughter doesn't know how to handle the mouse and keyboard so I do it for her and then I teach her whatever she sees in the screen like the alphabets, colors, and shapes.
@camomom (7537)
• United States
26 Feb 09
You'd probably be surprised how fast she could learn it. My daughter learned it in a matter of maybe 10-15 minutes. I was shocked when she did it so fast. I used to do it your way too. They still learn a lot that way.
• India
24 Aug 10
Hello my grandkids are very fund of such stuff, i have some of them installed in my pc, but i want more certainly.. Thanks for sharing. Welcome always. Cheers. Professor