Children’s games for the PC may not always be what they seem, as many adults also enjoy using them as a way to become comfortable with using a PC for the first time or as a building block for learning basic principles they may have long forgotten. The adult usage points aside, children’s games are exactly what they sound like.
While many children’s games are out there on the PC simply as another way to keep your child entertained, the largest section of children’s games actually have a dual purpose, to trick children into learning. Many companies such as Leapfrog and Jumpstart have found that children’s games are an excellent way to ensnare children and making learning a fun process that they will actually ask to complete; in fact at times depending on the attractiveness of a game they can become enthralled.
On the other hand, games that are designed simply as entertainment for children such as the Nancy Drew mystery series and the popular Disney games are usually based from iconic entertainment figures in children’s life. It is not uncommon to see a major children’s icon quickly converted into a game format as most children love the thought of jumping into their favourite character’s life. Plus, since children are already familiar with the plot of their favourite characters normal actions, basing a child’s game plotline on an iconic figure, such as Thomas the Tank Engine, makes the games simple enough to understand and comprehend without a child getting overwhelmed and frustrated.