Top 8 | Kids Games for Android

We’ve all been there: the long car journey, the arduous waiting at the dentists. Kids these days have absolutely no patience, which is probably as a result of being attached to screen for most of the time. Still, for most parents, mobile games such as these offer a way out when things are becoming difficult. An excellent way to keep kids occupied when they are becoming restless, but also in a way that will develop their logic skills in a fun and engaging manner. We’d suggest playing every mobile game yourself before handing it to your kid (you don’t know what some are like when it comes to repeated requests for in-app purchases) but these are some of our current favorites!

8. Cut the Rope (Free)

Cut the Rope is a fantastic puzzle game that all kids will love, where you take of a lovable alien named Om Nom and help him fill his belly with candy. The basic idea of the game is to figure out which ropes to cut and what bubbles to pop in order to get the candy into Om Nom’s belly in the least number of moves. I’d say that Cut the Rope is probably geared towards older kids because, despite being colorful and clearly aimed at children, it does require understanding and the ability to solve problems patiently. These are of course two great skills that all kids should learn, so you can rest assured as a parent that despite your kid sitting mouth open with a game like this, that he or she is actively developing their logic skills at the same time. There are quite a few versions of Cut the Rope out there, though I’d suggest investing in the free one first just to see if your kid likes it and is comfortable solving the puzzles. – Download on Google Play

7. Where’s My Water? (Free)

Where’s My Water? is actually a Disney app, which is something I was completely unaware of until recently. Unlike some of the other great Android games aimed at kids, one of the key differences I’ve found with Where’s My Water? is that it requires just a tap in order to interact with the game and provide the actions that will help your kids progress. The swiping found in Fruit Ninja and match-3 games like Candy Crush is great, but can get repetitive and dangerous if your kid has a surplus of energy and is only too willing to take that out on the screen. This game on the other hand is more of a calm experience, inviting young kids to solve each puzzle logically and with some degree of patience so that Sparky the Alligator can finally have his bath. – Download on Google Play

6. Subway Surfers (Free)

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Subway Surfers is another great game for kids, inviting them to swipe left and right as they follow the character down train tracks, avoiding the trains and picking up coins while at the same time trying not to get caught by the guard. The gameplay is probably better suited to older kids in that it is very fast paced and requires tremendous reaction speeds at time. Also, the topics presented such as running down the train tracks and graffiti are perhaps not the best if you’re aiming a game at kids, but this is a fun one nonetheless. It could be even better if the app didn’t constantly bother you to upgrade by spending money on in-app purchases – be sure to turn these off before handing the game to your kid and letting them go crazy! – Download on Google Play

5. Farm Heroes Saga (Free)

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No list of kids games would be complete without the obligatory match-three game, and this one from mega producers King, which is much like their previous Candy Crush saga but with a cute approach and one that is ideal for younger kids. The concept behind all these games is very much the same as it it has always been: you shift different items around in order to match similar ones up, and then watch as they melt away to allow new items to fill the gaps. This one is perhaps better for younger kids who are just starting with mobile games, in that the gameplay is a bit more simple and the characters more suited to children. – Download on Google Play

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