Once you’ve chosen the right computer for your child, your next step is to make sure he’s got plenty of computer games to fill his time with. You didn’t expect he’ll start writing the code for the next Google right from the start, right?
The first thing you’re kid will do will be to find all the games intalled on the computer and to make sure that all levels are competed. Whether that takes him a day or a month, that’s what he’ll do. Don’t expect anything else.
The good news for you as a parent is that this is probably the best way to learn how the computer works and it will all be an educational experience. Sure, a specialized computer course will help learn a thing or two, but best learning is done while playing.
The steps to take when choosing child computer games
The first thing to consider when choosing child computer games is the age. You must look for games designer specifically for your kid’s age group.
Generally, this specification can be found on the back of the CD or DVD. If you shop online, the age group should be mentioned somewhere on the page that list the particular child computer game.
The second step is discovering your kid’s experience level with computers. If he’s never got in contact with a computer, giving him a difficult computer game would probably make him scared of computers for good.
On the other hand, if he’s quite good at handling computers, offering him a very simple game is pointless as he won’t ever play it.
Third step is finding out what your child’s preferences are. Is he more into the logical, educational computer games? Or he simply loves the action that a racing or shooter game gives him?
You can ask him this. Even though you are planning him a surprise, you can ask in a casual way. The surprise will be much better if you get exactly the computer game that you child wanted most.
And last but not the least, make sure the video game does not contain bad language or teaches other bad behaviors.
Now that you know what you are looking for, go get some computer games for your child. I trust you’ll make him a great surprise.