Best Computer Games for Kids of Age Group 5-8 Years.
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So you are all set to explore the scintillating world of computer games for kids of age group 5-8 years. Before we enter this beautiful Matrix we must pre-condition our mind to think from a kid’s perspective because all the games recommended here are primarily intended for kids.

Also, kids of the age group 5-8 years usually enjoy dramatic play and make-believe games. They can also start playing organized games and have a well-developed sense of fairness. We must make sure that the game we choose must have some latent educational and learning spin for our kids.

Let’s get going now!

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Littlest Pet Shop

Age Group: 5 to 8 years.

ESRB Rating: Everyone

Game Learning: Image association & fine motor skills.

No. of Players: 1

Versions Available: 1

  • Littlest Pet Shop – Brand: Electronic Arts Games.
About the Game:

  • This computer games for kids was first published in 2008.
  • A pet care game in which players have to collect their favorite 32 pets, name them, buying accessories to dress up the pets, balancing on a ball, rhythm matching for dancing and cracking walnuts before they fall on pet’s heads. Players can purchase items with 'Kibble coins' earned from playing mini-games with their pets.
  • The game has been upgraded to a new version for Video Game console like Nintendo Wii.

Game Pros :

  • The game is adored by little girls as they love pets.
  • As the kids have to name their favorite pets therefore, the game helps them to be creative and strengthen their spellings.
  • Very safe and fun filled game for kids, especially Girls!

Game Cons :

  • Boys may not enjoy the game as the theme of the game is most suited to girls.
  • The game requires online registration and authentication.
  • The on screen tips and instructions are not verbal, so younger kids will find it tough to comprehend it. Audio or verbal would have been better. Therefore, some parental help will be required.

My Tip :

  • If you have girls at home, who love pets an stuff… Buy It!

Click here to watch the video preview of Littlest Pet Shop

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MySims

Age Group: 5 to 8 years.

ESRB Rating: Everyone

Game Learning: Concentration, image association, spatial thinking & fine motor skills.

No. of Players: 1

Versions Available: 1

  • My Sims – Brand: Electronic Arts Games.
About the Game:

  • In this computer games for kids a player has to build, design and decorate a small town using his own taste and creativity. The players has to open shops, make buildings, decorate homes etc. with the help of other characters of the game.
  • The game provides an online platform where kids can share the stuff with his friends through email and IM.
  • The game has been upgraded to some new versions for Video Game console Nintendo Wii.

Game Pros :

  • The game will be liked by girls and boys alike.
  • Provides ample room for kids to show their creativity.
  • Non-violent and fun filled computer game for kids.

Game Cons :

  • Like all genuine Electronic Arts games this one also requires online registration and authentication to curb piracy.
  • The on screen tips and instructions are not verbal, so younger kids will find it tough to comprehend it. Audio or verbal would have been better. Therefore, some parental help will be required.
  • Better install this game on Windows XP or Windows 7 platform. Avoid installing it on Windows Vista, may create trouble.

My Tip :

  • Start with this game and upgrade to Nintendo Wii (if you have one) version which is more fun and advanced.

Click here to watch the video preview of MySims

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The Princess Bride Game

Age Group: 5 to 8 years.

ESRB Rating: Everyone

Game Learning: Visual skills.

No. of Players: 1

Versions Available: 1

  • The Princess Bride Game – Brand: Valuesoft.
About the Game:

  • This computer games for kids is based on Oscar awards nominated 1987 Hollywood movie “The Princess Bride”.
  • The game provides 5 stages of play.
  • The game has a 10 minutes high quality animated prologue.
  • The game features voices from the film's original cast.
  • Has 2 game play modes.

Game Pros :

  • A fun and adventurous game for kids, especially girls.
  • Very good graphics and background music.
  • Non-violent and cute game.
  • The on screen tips and instructions are simple to understand. Audio voiceover also helps comprehending the theme of the game.

Game Cons :

  • Avoid installing it on Mac machine. Windows XP is best for the game.

Click here to watch the video preview of The Princess Bride Game

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World Of Zoo

Age Group: 5 to 8 years.

ESRB Rating: Everyone

Game Learning: Visual skills and how to love and take care of animals.

No. of Players: 1

Versions Available: 1

  • World Of Zoo – Brand: THQ.

About the Game:

  • This computer games for kids was released in year 2009.
  • An animal game in which the kid will play the role of a zoo keeper and does various activities in zoo like feeding the animals, taking care of them, washing them etc.
  • In this computer games for kids the player can create and customize his own zoo and his own set of animals, can name them also.

Game Pros :

  • A child can learn about 90 different animal species and read facts about them using National Geographic fact cards.
  • Animal graphics are very good. Kids can feel the close association with the animals.
  • A very simple, friendly, clean and educational computer games for kids.
  • Worth the money.

Game Cons :

  • Not much in there for older kids. They may find it simple with limited challenge.

My Tip :

  • Make your little ones value and love animals, first by playing this game followed by a visit to your city Zoo.

Click here to watch the video preview of World Of Zoo

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ItzaBitza

Age Group: 5 to 8 years.

ESRB Rating: Everyone

Game Learning: Spatial skills, fine motor skills, Visual skills, drawing skills, creativity and imagination.

No. of Players: 1

Versions Available: 1

  • ItzaBitza – Brand: Sabi Inc.
About the Game:

  • This is basically a software cum computer games for kids developed by collaborative effort with learning researchers and reading specialists at Microsoft Corporation.
  • This kids computer game was developed in year 2008
  • An award winning game for young kids :
    • Parent’s choice Gold award.
    • The Toy Man Excellence award.
    • Children’s Technology Review Editor’s Choice award.
    • USA Today award
    • Creative child Game of the year award.
    • Business week – Best Tech. for Kids award

  • A very unique game in which kids can draw anything on the screen using the mouse and the game’s drawing recognition system makes it Alive! into the game.
  • The game has 5 play themes.


Game Pros :

  • The game scores very highly on educational front. Definitely one of the best learning computer game for kids.
  • The game helps kids in reading and listening, especially the tougher words. Just hover the cursor over the word and the software will read the word aloud for you.
  • Develops self confidence.
  • A sense of excitement and accomplishment instills within the kids when they see their creation coming alive on the screen and become an integral part of the game.

Game Cons :

  • The game does not work with Mac systems.
  • Online activation and authentication required at the time of installation.
  • Not much challenge for older kids but definitely a worthy investment for a younger one.

My Tip :

  • It is understandable that even a seasoned artist cannot draw a decent image (leave alone others!) on the screen using a computer mouse, then how can a little kid do that? Don’t worry the software knows this and modifies the rough drawing created by the child and also interprets the difference between fine elements of that drawing. For e.g. if a child draws a house then the software can differentiate between its window and the door.

Click here to watch the video preview of Itzabitza

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Don’t forget to check out the top educational computer games for kids of Age Group 9-12 years.

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