sandstorm's picture

Computers & Children

I wanted to know if there were any games online that my little one who is 8.. well not quite little anymore.. where he can play some games? At what age have you let or will you let your children get on the computer?

lillarry's picture

i would go to fun school or cool math

acitez's picture

My cub scouts, my 12 year-old daughter, all like Poptropica. It has very good limits--no personal information is collected.

sandstorm's picture

someone has suggested to me a site called Fantage- I am going to be checking it out today...'s picture

Things have really changed over the past several years. Children are learning things now that I learned in middle school. I think that the earlier they are exposed to computer usage, the better off they are. But I would choose for them to participate in games that would not only be fun, but educational. There are a lot of them. You could go to and find some of these educational games.

mamadb's picture

I found that our local library has a list of child / age appropriate website links, so you might check there. You can posibly even just go to their website to see if you can find any such links, and then just bookmark / save as favorites any that appeal to you for future use.

My kids are growing up, with one teen, so i have different PC issues to deal with. I may write a separate post - looking at software that monitors PC activity.

dadsarerad's picture

Actually, I happen to know a bunch of good sites online. For Math and Science, check out Skatekids from Kabongo - and there's also Kidzui, which is a kid safe web browser. hope that helps!

beyrent's picture

My kids love Starfall (

hgav's picture

wise city 4 is the best option for you

jillian's picture

Primary Games, Cool math, Fun Brain

ashley351's picture
My child's 10 years old now. When he started reading at the age of 4, I was slowly introducing PC to him, that is because I want him to learn stuff needed for school, especially about science. Now, that he has gotten a little older, he knows what sites are good for him and those that shouldn't be visited. His favorite science website for kids is because he gets to learn a bunch of interesting facts on different kinds of animals.