PC Games for young kids (free/cheap)

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  1. Rod M

    Rod M Member

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    I have a 3 year old Girl and 4.5 year old boy and have built them a couple PC's,

    I have avoided giving them Phones/Tablets or a console as I want them to learn to use PC's.

    currently they are just looking at you tube videos but would like to get some PC games for them.

    starwars lego is a bit too advanced for my son, so something a bit simpler, perhaps a racing/simple shooter game? (I have no Idea what sort of games are suitable)

    PC specs
    1, Ryzen3 1200, 4GB ram, GT730 2gb
    2, 200GE, 4GB ram, integrated graphics,

    any help is much appreciated
     
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    How simple? Like Dora The Explorer level "simple"?
     
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    I have no idea, I am hoping if someone has/had similar aged kids could give recommendations,

    right now mostly for my son, so a racing game like mario cart for PC?

    is rocket league ok? or too complicated?
     
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    There are a number of online games that can help improve memory and things, card matching and the like; these are really good for kids.
     
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    I wonder if OSU is good for young kids?
     
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    I'd still encourage tablet use too. It's the way of the future and will be used in school lots.

    Having said that my 4/2/1 year olds don't get much tablet time as I've seen how obsessed some kids get. I need to give them more time.

    A good way to get kids used to mice skills is just ms paint. I draw a heap of lines and my daughter uses fill tool to make works of art.
     
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    I found some games on the Muppets site that were quite fun. They were geared at little kids, not much involved.
     
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    Also the game "Chalk" by this guy.
     
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    You can join your local library for free and borrow CD/DVD based games.
    I've seen some at my local public library and obviously selection vary from each branch so YMMV.

    and also try this:

    http://www.abc.net.au/abcforkids/games/
     
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    Is there a reason you're focusing on action vs. educational games?
     
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    This is the best I have found. GCompris https://gcompris.net/index-en.html
    Though I ran up a Linux distro built for kids that included this. It has just about everything and the kids love it.
     
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    Yes this. :thumbup: I recently introduced my 5 year old son to Paint.net and he's loving it. All I did was show him how to select the brush and how to change colour and he's drawing pictures like a pro.

    Kids at that age pick up mice skills very quickly and paint programs are a great way to do it. Good for encouraging creativity too.
     
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    Honestly, at 3 years old, my kids couldn't use a computer. Tablet is much more intuitive.

    At 4.5 and up my sons all play 0AD, and OpenRA, but only the 9 and 7 year old can type with any real efficacy.
     
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