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Top 10 Best PC Games for Kids

Updated on November 13, 2012

Thousands of PC games are made every month nowadays making the decision as to which one to purchase for their kids a great challenge among parents. Investing time, effort, and money for this endeavor is unavoidable. Nevertheless, they are all worth it since choosing the right PC game will somehow assure that your kids will be free from bad influences coming from computer games which center violence and corruption as their main subject. I know most parents are very busy and simply just don’t have enough time for this endeavor so I came up with the Top 10 Best PC Games for Kids to serve as a guide. These games are good for kids not just because of their child-friendly environment but also because they tend to teach their players with good morals and various forms of knowledge which they can use as they grow up. Choose any of these PC games and you’ll never go wrong!

Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy game cover
Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy game cover

Not just the kids but the whole family can enjoy this game. This game gives you the chance to follow Nancy Drew as he investigates suspicious events happening at the Waverly Academy Prep School. Your role is to help her solve the mysteries by searching for relevant clues. It’s a game filled with colorful backgrounds and characters that will surely keep your kids entertained while learning the basics of computer. They’re thinking skills are also harnessed in the process which is more than enough for this game to be among the Top 10 Best PC Games for Kids. This game contains no violence so you can confidently leave your kids to play with it without you around given they are already adept in basic computing skills such as typing, moving and clicking the mouse, and so on.

Babysitting Mania game cover
Babysitting Mania game cover

Your kids and the whole family surely love newborn babies but raising one is never easy. There is no better way to inform your kids about the challenges involved in babysitting other than a computer game where they are task to babysit several cute angels to gain experience, gold, and in-game trophies. In Babysitting Mania, the player will take the role of Stacy. She is a young girl who dreams of having her own telescope and she finds babysitting as the perfect money-making venture to accomplish it. You need to help Stacy tend on active kids, clean their messy spills, do the laundry, and other tiring yet fulfilling activities that comes with babysitting. Aside from the intense fun, your kids will eventually realize how much you worked hard to raise them and will eventually encourage them to respect and love you even more!

The Kids Collection game cover
The Kids Collection game cover

This is a computer game bundle which includes SIM Theme Park, LEGO Soccer Mania, LEGO Island Extreme Stunts, SIM Safari, SIM Town, and SIM Coaster. This game pack is perfect for every adventurous kid out there. Aside from bringing fun and excitement to your kid’s day, you can also save a lot from this game pack since the bundle costs far less compared if you purchase the mentioned games individually. Why not make these games more worthwhile by playing with your kids? It may sound a bad idea for adults who prefer games with high-end graphics and sophisticated gameplay but trust me when I tell you that these games can leave you the edge of your seat for hours! These games can open up great opportunities for family bonding especially during the weekends so you should not hesitate in grabbing this bundle before it’s too late.

Disney's Monsters Inc.: Scare Island game cover
Disney's Monsters Inc.: Scare Island game cover

It’s never a good deed to jump out from nowhere simply to scare of kids. However, this is what Monsters, Inc: Scare Island is all about. The gameplay might seem not suited for kids but it is if you look at it in a certain perspective. This game is perfect for kids who have innate fears for monsters, darkness, ghosts, and many more. By conquering their fear, they could easily get out of their shell and explore the wonders of our world. In this game, you need to maneuver in challenges stages while avoiding menaces like alarm clocks and toys. You also need to grab food and scare as much children as possible within a very limited time. This is simply a training island so the kids involved here are robots designed by the monsters to test player’s abilities and assess whether they belong to the best scarers in the world of monsters.

Dream Builder: Amusement Park main menu
Dream Builder: Amusement Park main menu

This is probably the best game for kids who aspire to be an engineer when they grow up. Dream Builder: Amusement Park allows them to build their own recreational park with their imagination as the limit. As the game progresses, the player can add cool new rides, concession stands with delicious offerings and other entertaining venues. Through this game, your kids can also learn about the importance of customer satisfaction in any business. To earn valuable customer hearts, you need to add colorful and enticing decorations and upgrade every infrastructure to make them improve their functionality and aesthetic factor. Dream Builder: Amusement Park has more than 50 upgradable rides, 4 challenging park building levels, and offers countless hours of fun for the whole family so it’s definitely worth grabbing.

Turtle Odyssey 2 game cover
Turtle Odyssey 2 game cover

Turtle Odyssey 2 is the sequel of one of the most successful PC games for kids, Turtle Odyssey. This game is a perfect way to remind your kids about the magical beauty of the sea and all the creatures that resides in it. The player in this game will take the role of a brave and kind turtle named Ozzy. But then again, he seems to be the cause of trouble this time as he accidentally smashed a slab of ice, breaking it, and letting lose a mysterious creature. He decided to set forth on a mission to search for the creature and investigate whether it’s a threat or not. This game is teeming with wonderful underwater sceneries and sea creatures your kids may have never seen before. Learning all about nature, specifically the ocean, has never been this fun!

Supercow game box
Supercow game box

Who said superheroes are only for humans? Introducing Supercow! A cow with extraordinary speed and power that is willing to risk even his own life in saving innocent barnyard animals. Supercow has been around for quite some time yet it’s still considered as one of the best PC games for kids. In this game, you need to stop Professor Duriarti’s evil doings. He managed to capture all the farm animals and made clones which work for him in setting up a plot towards world domination. Supercow needs to race against time to save her farm friends before it’s too late. This action-packed arcade game will surely excite the family and keep them playing for hours! You won’t be bored since the game’s difficulty rises from one stage after another. This game is also known for having an easy and fun gameplay. Above all, your kids will be delighted while following its interesting cartoon story after every level.

Cake Mania 3 game cover
Cake Mania 3 game cover

Kids who have innate passion for cooking or baking will surely love Cake Mania 3. The game allows you to play the role of Jill, a talented pastry chef who aims to be the best. She was preparing for an important upcoming wedding when she was zapped into time and space. There is no other way to go back other than bake wonderful cakes in historical times like the revolutionary France and ancient China. This game is not only filled with tons of fun and excitement but very challenging as well since its pace increases after every level. Cake Mania games has been around for years and introduced a couple of versions which is a clear indication of its success. Start baking with the whole family and help Jill return to the present now!

Dora the Explorer: Lost City Adventure game cover
Dora the Explorer: Lost City Adventure game cover

I’m quite certain most of you already heard or even watched Dora the Explorer. She is a jolly and adventurous girl who usually embarks to journeys either to help someone in need or simply visit her love ones. Boots the Monkey and Backpack are her most trusted partners. In this game, our two heroes journey to the Lost City, a hidden and mysterious place where every lost object is sent. They meet new friends along the way and must overcome various challenges that would test their analytic thinking and knowledge in various languages.

This is probably the best way to teach your kids Spanish and also Math. It has two modes namely Free Play and Adventure. Dora the Explorer: Lost City Adventure also features three adjustable difficulty levels. The most interesting part of all is that your kids can print their activity accomplishments and show it off to you once done! This is without a doubt a new approach to learning that every parent should try.

Super Granny 4 game cover
Super Granny 4 game cover

So why is Super Granny 4 the best PC game for kids? I know this is a surprise to many since this game is not among the many infamous games nowadays like Plants vs Zombies and Angry Birds. Nevertheless, Super Granny 4 is probably the only one in the industry which focuses on uplifting the importance of old folks. Kids nowadays especially those who are not raised well usually disrespects elders thinking that they are useless. This mentality should be erased early on and this game is one of the best ways to do so. In this game, you’ll play as a Super Granny battling the forces of evil lead by Colonel Hans Foote. This game is far from boring unlike what most of you might expect since it has a very humorous storyline and colorful stage themes. All new characters and levels are introduced in Super Granny 4 so it’s almost impossible that your kids won’t love it at first try. In addition, you can create your own level and do a multi-player game which introduces limitless possibilities of fun and excitement!

I know this list is far from being perfect. If you have suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below. There are only a few PC games these days specifically targeted for kids so we should entertain these titles and support the industry. These games can play a vital role in the proper development of our kids, not just mentally but emotionally as well. Good luck in searching for the best PC game for your kids and I hope this guide somehow helped you out.

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      Luna 3 years ago

      that's SOOOO true ... but i still ABSOLLUTLY LOOVE monsters ink. FAV. movie EVER

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      Jessica 4 years ago

      Correct if I'm wrong, but The Monsters Inc game isn't PC. So, technically it the "Top 9 PC Games for Kids".

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      samowhamo 4 years ago

      I don't know if this is the best place to ask or not but how do you feel about resident evil. I like resident evil and I am thinking wheather or not to write about it.

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      dailytop10 4 years ago from Davao City

      I'm really glad you liked my hub. Have a great day!

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      tebo 4 years ago from New Zealand

      What a great list and description of games suitable for children. I agree with CZCZCZ that your hub design is really nice. Voted up, useful and interesting.

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      dailytop10 4 years ago from Davao City

      Thank you for appreciating my hub! Have a great day!

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      CZCZCZ 4 years ago from Oregon

      Great list of PC games for kids. I liked your hub design for this article, voting it up. These are excellent selections that are perfect for any child that is exploring the fun PC gaming world.

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      Daniel 4 years ago from St Louis

      Nice post! Now I just wish I could find more information about the best or most popular flash games online. I host flash games on my website, and its hard to find time to do all the research.

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