Children love games. Bright colours, fun characters, and catchy music – it’s no surprise that games bring a smile to their faces!
However, choosing a safe, fun, and educational game for younger children can feel like a minefield of in-app purchases, advertising, and global chat rooms.
To make things a little easier for you, we have researched and listed a few games that are safer for younger children to play. Read through our top tips, check out the age ratings, and use these as indicators for any other games your little ones want to play.
This is not currently rated by PEGI but is targeted towards younger children.
Cbeebies Playtime Island
Endless Learning Academy
Little Chatterbox for Kids
Little Chatterbox is an interactive, language learning app for children that features real older children as virtual teachers. There are 8 different languages available in the app with 300 keywords to learn through fun games. Little Chatterbox is recommended for children aged 4+ and is useful for young children to learn a new language and bilingual children.
Children pick from 16 contexts that they wish to explore such as the home, the sea, the zoo, and more. As they click on different objects in the scene, an older child appears stating the word in one language (this could be the child’s native language) and another child appears stating the word in their chosen foreign language. There are further games and levels to challenge the children as they progress.
Mussila Music School
Mussila Music School is suitable for children aged 6 and up and teaches children the basics of music while providing them with a musical toolkit over the course of 60 interactive levels.
The app is based on a thoroughly planned music curriculum where the child progresses through skill building levels such as recognising instruments, instrumental sounds, rhythms, and melodies. Children are also able to make their own music using the app. There are 5 adventure games that each offer their own musical approaches. For example, the game Mussila Planets includes original songs and a new arrangement of Beethoven’s ‘Fur Elise’.