The best video games for kids have some learning value and some positive messages.

Ideally, games for kids should:

  • explore real, everyday activities
  • reveal fantasy worlds in creative, imaginative ways
  • teach your child that playing fairly is better than winning
  • give your child opportunities to take turns and play with others as a team
  • have different levels of difficulty, so the game can evolve and your child can progress through its stages
  • be interactive and involve decision-making – this way your child gets an increased sense of control and independence
  • be able to be played by several players
  • not feature violent heroes, sexist stereotypes or characters with unrealistic body images.