Are you looking for video games for your kids that have an educational aspect to them? If so, we have some games from Scholastic to tell you about that we had the chance to review. Our 1st grader loved them all and it’s very rare to get him to sit down and play a video game.
His favorite of the four games was I Spy Universe for Nintendo DS. We love anything I Spy, from the books to this video game. This game was fun and challenging, as well as educational.
Set in a unique I SPY cosmos, players of I SPY Universe for Nintendo DS™ must search for and find objects located on 12 photo-realistic planets to reach and repower the sun. Players unlock new planets and explore the universe by finding over 400 objects in 36 I SPY riddles and playing six brain-teasing games. I SPY Universe is available for $19.99.
The next game I had fun playing. I have a soft spot for roller coasters. My Amusement Park for the Nintendo DS came out last October.
Players of My Amusement Park for Nintendo DS™ build and maintain their very own theme park, choosing from four original park plans and adding rides, food venues, and special attractions. Eight logic games and puzzles, each featuring three levels of difficulty, help players earn the money they need to build and expand their park. My Amusement Park, designed for children between the ages of 5 and 8 years old, offers children the creativity and control of a simulation game, while remaining age-appropriate and manageable for younger players. The game is available for $19.99.
Digging for Dinosaurs for the Nintendo DS is perfect for little kids who love dinosaurs. The mini games make it super easy to keep their attention. If your child isn’t reading yet, no problem with this game. It’s perfect for kids ages 4 to 7.
In Digging for Dinosaurs for Nintendo DS™, players engage in a variety of distinctive mini-games that range from simulated paleontological digs to dinosaur battles, all while learning interesting facts about 21 different dinosaur species. In addition, players can take on the perspective of dinosaurs– Triceratops, T-Rex and Eoraptor, among others – throughout the game, gaining extra insight and knowledge into what it took to live as a dinosaur millions of years ago. Each mini-game features three difficulty levels, allowing players to increase the challenge. Digging for Dinosaurs is designed for children between the ages of 5 and 8 years old and is available for $19.99.
And last, but definitely not least is I Spy Spooky Mansion for the Nintendo Wii. This game became quite addictive with its hidden pictures and fun puzzles. It didn’t take us but a couple of days to complete the game, so if you’re looking for something that’s a quick challenge, this is the game for you.
After being trapped by a clever skeleton, players of I SPY Spooky Mansion for Wii are challenged to find a secret way out of the mysterious old mansion. First-person exploration of each room of the house reveals 33 I SPY riddles—each featuring interactive mini-games. Additionally, players will play brain-teasing games and embark on scavenger hunts throughout the mansion as they search for an escape out of the house. I SPY Spooky Mansion is available at retail stores for $29.99.
Disclaimer: ToyXplosion received these four video games for review. No other compensation was received. Opinions are our own.