What Are Some Games on PBS Kids Go?
Some games on PBS Kids Go include “Kart Kingdom,” “Giant Hide and Seek” and “Oh Noah! Lost and Found.” These educational games help kids learn math, problem solving and other skills.
“Kart Kingdom” lets kids pilot their own custom go-kart around an activity-filled world. After choosing their character and kart, players can roam around the game freely, choosing different quests and collecting items along the way. Collecting enough power-ups of different types allows kids to create new items through the game’s crafting system. “Kart Kingdom” emphasizes creativity and exploration, but its more complex aspects may be confusing for the youngest gamers.
“Giant Hide and Seek” is a simple math game that is designed for younger children. The game functions as a series of videos punctuated with brief interactive sequences. Children must help hide characters under various objects, and the game places on emphasis on how many characters are grouped together. After kids have successfully hidden all the characters, the game helps them practice the basics of addition by totaling the number of friends they have hidden.
In “Oh Noah! Lost and Found,” kids take control of characters from the PBS series “Oh Noah!” Selecting from different levels, players navigate a side-scrolling game world and search for missing items. Along the way, various characters and mini-games help kids work on both problem solving and Spanish language vocabulary.
Some of the animal games on the PBS Kids website include “Jungle Rangers,” “Chicken Coop,” “Rocky Mountain Roundup” and “Animal Match.” The “Jungle Rangers” game involves searching for animals in the jungle. In “Chicken Coop,” kids enjoy building and tending to a coop that is home to a hundred chicks. With “Rocky Mountain Roundup,” kids look for living things on a mountain. The “Animal Match” game is a memory matching challenge that features various animals.
“Build-a-Bot,” “Inventor’s Workshop,” “Star Gazing,” “Dino Dash” and “Jungle Jeopardy” are a selection of the science games available from PBS Kids. “Build-a-Bot” gives kids the opportunity to be pretend engineers while building a robot with the help of Curious George. “Inventor’s Workshop” combines inventing with an activity course, and “Star Gazing” allows kids to explore the stars and outer space. “Dino Dash” is a racing game with various types of dinosaur characters. With Jungle Jeopardy, kids work on creating an ecosystem in the rainforest.
“Make the Cake” is a Peg & Cat game where Peg is making a cake for her friends. Her cat is nearby causing a mess while she bakes the birthday cake.
In “Clifford’s Big Parade,” the player helps Clifford and his friends make a float for the upcoming parade. The player chooses different items for placement on the float and helps customize it.
“Creature Features” is a Sci Girls game that follows Izzie as she finds animals in the park and photographs them for her book.