Parents see the value in
Age Levels Not Always Correct
One of the frustrating things that parents run into when trying to buy games for their children is finding games that are age-specific and difficulty-level appropriate. This can be particularly difficult when a child
Kids Want to Play Other Games
At Kindergarten age, I remember demanding to play Monopoly, Risk, and even Chess with my older brother while my parents expected me to play Chutes and Ladders or Candy Land with my younger sister. I really liked these games. It was just rolling the dice and pushing the pieces around as many children do in play. On the other hand, I found jigsaw puzzles, specifically those with landscape type pictures, particularly difficult even when they were specified as appropriate for my age group.
Wouldn’t it be easier for parents if games were ranked in regards to skills appropriateness?
Parents need to be able to purchase and download education games that are “ability appropriate” instead of “age appropriate.” It would be much easier if games could adjust in difficulty to accommodate the skill level and needs of the child playing them.
With some notable exceptions, board and card games had very few alternatives to adjust the games skill difficulty. Board games
Solution for the Future
One has to ask, “is this the best way?” Have we not learned that children are unique and that one size
Since education is taking a forefront in the minds of the country, educational games needs to change. Games are no longer for entertainment purposes only. games, reading games, all educational games should be based on the skill levels needed to complete the games and not on the “age” or “gender” set forth by the makers.