Your daughter may have expressed interest in playing online games, but you may not be sure what websites are safe or age appropriate for her. Fortunately, we've rounded up a handful of games that offer endless entertainment, and some even educate your child! Here is a list of 10 great online games for girls.
- Sara’s Cooking Class Game
Cooking games have always been popular among girls, and this isn’t a trend that will go away soon. Sara’s Cooking Class offers a host of different recipes that teach your child how to become masters of culinary creativity.
- The Sims
The Sims has been around for quite a while and there’s a reason for it: it's a whole lot of fun! This game teaches time management, the importance of schooling, how to manage money, and several other important life skills. Your daughter won’t realize she’s learning any of these things, as she’ll be wrapped up in how fun the life simulation game is. The Sims Freeplay is a free option for mobile devices or Sims 4 (rated "T" for teen, so keep that in mind) can be purchased for $59.99.
- Dress Up Games
Dress-up games can entertain girls for hours. Dress Up Games is a website where your daughter can dress up models, Disney icons, and various other characters in outfits. No matter what style she has, it’ll be possible to create a unique outfit she’ll love. All games are free on this website.
This game is amazing for its teaching process as well as its entertainment value. LightBot is a game that teaches your child programming in a puzzle format. There are two separate ages: junior coding for ages 4-8 and programming for ages 9+. The game is a mobile app that can be found on iTunes, Google Play, and Kindle for various prices that range from $2.59 to $5.99.
- My Little Pony
This show has been popular for years and has recently recaptured the attention of little girls everywhere. The show features ponies of different personalities that participate in various adventures. Your daughter can make her own My Little Pony, solve puzzles, or participate in dance parties with her favorite characters. Hasbro’s My Little Pony website offers all of these games for free.
- Pokemon Games
Pokemon games have been famous for well over a decade. They entertained the previous generation, and they will do the same for your child. PlayR.org is a website that offers not only Pokemon games but several of the classic Nintendo Gameboy games for free, including Crystal, Yellow, Gold, Silver, and Red. They are easy to play and are sure to entertain any child.
- Diner Dash
Diner Dash is an addicting game that features a waitress who runs a restaurant. Your daughter will learn time management very quickly through this series. It can be found online at AddictingGames.com, but can also be downloaded on a mobile phone through iTunes or Google Play. Both ways to play are free.
- Harvest Moon 3
Harvest Moon has been around for quite a while, and it is certainly one of the best games on this list for girls. Originally available on Nintendo devices, the game can now be played online for free. The series allows you to play as a girl or a boy. This story-centric game focuses on growing crops and raising livestock, and it has endings based on your daughter’s choices. It can be played online for free at playR.org.
- Monster High
Monster High is a popular television show with cute characters related to classic horror stories. The show has its own website that features games related to each of the characters. Your daughter can play adventure, sports, and puzzle games while using her favorite character from the series. The games on this website are completely free.
- Zoo Tycoon
Zoo Tycoon is another great simulation game that is entertaining and educational. The game can teach your daughter about money management, different animals, and natural habitats. It allows girls to play as zookeepers who must create a successful zoo. The game can be downloaded at Softonic.com for free.