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I'm considering letting my girls play video games a bit more than they do now. I'm looking for some good game suggestions for them.

Some skills they would benefit practicing are:

  • Perseverance
  • Breaking problems down (deconstructing) into smaller pieces.
  • Troubleshooting

Things they enjoy: * Playing school (where they are the teacher) * Playing all sorts of grownup- running their own restaurant, resort, etc. (They like to make all the signs and things).

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closed as off topic by Beofett Apr 24 '12 at 17:01

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Suggestions for specific games are still off-topic for our site. – Beofett Apr 24 '12 at 17:01
I'd be a bit concerned if you are focusing specifically on girls. As the father of boys and girls, I can say that one of my girls loves shoot em ups, the other likes princesses and mermaids, so your best bet is to avoid gender stereotypes. – Rory Alsop Apr 24 '12 at 18:37

You may consider any of the SIM games that are out there. They have to do with building/creating cities or businesses or ant hills and others.

Webkins, while possibly too young for them, teaches about saving money and spending money without actually using your money.

Not sure if either of these are actually video games, which I think of as having more action, but they are games on the computer.

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