10 Best Windows 10, 8.1 / 8 Apps and Games for Kids

Madalina Dinita
by Madalina Dinita
Former Managing Editor
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Apps and games for kids

Match’Em Up [Free]

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Trying to get your kid to learn a language from an early age? Spanish has seen a surge in popularity recently with all the Latin singer and actors attracting the attention to their culture and heritage.

In this game the child will have to do some matching: either match the English word with the Spanish one, or match an object with the Spanish equivalent or match the spoken word to the English equivalent. The different levels are also timed and score, so children can track their improvement.

5 Best Kid Games on Windows 10, Windows 8

Toddler Touch and Drag [Free]

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Getting your toddler accustomed to a touch screen device is made super easy with this particular app. It’s pretty simple, but for a toddler it’s actually a pretty big deal.

On the screen an over-sized dot of a particular color must be dragged into a circle. As a player advances in the levels, multiple dots of different colors and sizes will appear on the screen.

[Update] This game is no longer available in the Store and we suggest you an alternative.

Play with Santa [Free]

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Every child loves Christmas time and this little app will enable your kid to summon the holiday spirit earlier. Play different mini games which involve finding elves around the house, throw snow balls, learning Christmas songs and what not.

Overall this are memory and dexterity games and will not only help pass the time in a fun manner for your child but also help his development.

Cat Puzzle [Free]

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Because we love kitties and we’re firm believers that children should be thought to love animals from a young age, we present you Cat Puzzles.

Puzzles are a great way to teach concentration and endurance in a fun, creative way. Children using this app will reconstruct cats. There’s two different game modes and puzzles made up of up to 216 pieces.

Little Mermaid Dodge [Free]

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This might be a perfect game for little girls who enjoy Disney movies. Help Ariel the mermaid dodge the evil sharks and get safely back home to her dad and sisters.

The game can be easily played with a keyboard. Dodge as many shark as you can to increase your score.

[Update] This game is currently unavailable, but there is a new app based on this fairytale, with beautiful color illustrations. HD quality might take longer to download, but worths the effort. Free trial is available.

Sleeping Beauty – Interactive Book [Free]

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This particular app provides a sort of audio book with illustration but with a fun twist.

Within the illustrations children are challenged to find interactive elements that could change the course of the story. The app develops the kid’s attention to details but also his/her imagination.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in August 2013, and has been completely revamped and updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.