Best Video Games

by Editors

Best Video Games

We all want our children to have fun but not at the expense of their growing minds. We’ve rounded up some of the best games for learning, problem solving and creativity for kids of all ages.

Team Umizoomi for Nintendo DS
“Team Umizoomi” helps young ones explore preschool and kindergarten math activities under the guise of gaming. The DS game has been kid-tested and designed by education experts to make practicing skills like counting, adding, subtracting and dividing fun for kids.
Rated: Early Childhood
Price: $16.90

Bookworm for PC
This spelling game for pre-K kiddos will help them build a love for words. The object of the game is to link together tiles to spell words – the bigger the word, the better. This game is great for kids who are just beginning to explore video games, but it can be just as fun for parents.
Rated: Early Childhood
Price: $9.99

Animal Crossing: Wild World for Nintendo DS
The online component and real-time interaction make this one of the best video games for children ages 8 to 12. It provides a comfortable and safe place to explore interactive gaming with other kids all around the world while doing activities like decorating a home and catching bugs or fish.
Rated: Everyone
Price: $26.99

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze for Wii
“Tropical Freeze” is a new twist on an old favorite. “Donkey Kong Country” has been a childhood favorite for decades, and playing on the interactive Wii makes the game fresh and fun for all ages. You know you’ve been waiting to play this Nintendo classic!
Rated: Everyone
Price: $49.95

Minecraft for X Box
This award-winning video game is great for the middle school crowd. “Minecraft” lets players construct out of textured cubes in a 3-D setting, so it’s great for creative and logical minds. The “open world” structure of the game lets your kids play freely, but an achievement system inspires them to set goals.
Rated: Everyone 10+
Price: $19.99

Just Dance 2014 for Wii
“Just Dance 2014” is the sequel to the world’s No. 1 selling dance video game, “Just Dance 4.” This game gets the whole family off the couch with a range of music from current pop singles to throwback classics. Different modes let you dance with other players around the world or customize dance workouts to perrform as solos.
Rated: Everyone 10+
Price: $39.99

Disney Infinity Starter Pack for PS3
“Disney Infinity” lets children play with a range of characters from their favorite movies. This starter pack includes characters from “Monster’s Inc,” “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “The Incredibles.” Up to four players can solve puzzles, build games and engage in character play.
Rated: Everyone 10+
Price: $74.99