The smartphone platform in general is aimed at teenagers and adults who own their smartphones. However, the platform is quickly growing into a great place for kids with a selection of apps and games that cater to younger minds along with hardware specifically geared toward kids.
- Angry Birds
Angry Birds is an old franchise, but it’s perfect for kids. The mechanics are simple to learn and the game features cartoon style graphics with cute animals which kids seem to like. On top of that, there are several games in the franchise and each game has hundreds of levels. That means there is a ton of stuff for your kids to do. Every game is completely free to play but we recommend you put a password on your Google Play account so your kids don’t accidentally drain your wallet with in-app purchases. Otherwise, it’s one of the better kids games out there.
- Cut the Rope series
The Cut the Rope franchise is another great series of kids games. It features a cute little monster that just wants to eat some candy and it’s your job to give it to him. Much like Angry Birds, it has simple mechanics, a fun little soundtrack, and multiple games in the series that contain hundreds of levels. Also, much like Angry Birds, there are in-app purchases so make sure your phone is password protected appropriately so your kids don’t accidentally take advantage. It’s also fun enough to play for adults!
- Duck Duck Moose, Inc
Duck Duck Moose is a developer studio that specializes in kids games. They have just over half a dozen games in total that will have your kids building trucks, playing bingo, learning math, and going on adventures. The games are geared toward younger kids which include more simple concepts, adorable animal characters, and the kinds of things they’ll be asked to do isn’t overly difficult. Your kid should be able to learn these games rather quickly. They are completely free to download and play which is another bonus.
- Endless Alphabet
Endless Alphabet is an educational word game where your kids have to unjumble letters in order to figure out what the word is. When they’re finished, the word will pop into an animation to show them what the word means. The game comes with over 100 words to learn and it also doesn’t keep score or register failures so your child can go at its own pace. The free version lets you demo the game and the paid version gives you the whole experience.
- PBS Kids
PBS Kids is a developer studio that is owned and operated by, you guessed it, PBS. They have a variety of kids apps and kids games that cover everything from watching television programming oriented toward kids to time killing games that also teach. Their collection is fairly large and includes various adventure games featuring characters from the TV shows you can watch on PBS Kids Video. There is also an overarching game called PBS Kids Games that kind of combines a lot of these elements into their own game. Pretty much all of their stuff is completely free and worth a shot.
If we missed any of the best kids games for Android, tell us about them in the comments!
Source: Android Authority