I have always enjoyed games comparable to Super Mario, I like a challenge and to this day like to sneak onto Leo's game console to have a little play, and of course now my own little man is playing his own video games, we often sit and play them together.
Over the weekend we have been playing cool games on Poki, this is Leo's favourite gaming sites as they have such a wide selection (and our always adding new lines!), and it's easy for him to navigate (with my supervision of course), plus the fact that the games are free to play is just the icing on the cake. Leo even has his own laptop now a day's for his school work, and I love that many of the game titles require use of the keyboard in order to play. I think this is important because it's a fun way for children to learn the controls and find their way around the keyboard, it's something that lots of us take for granted, but when you think about the way technology is today, it's all touch screen, and lot's of children don't realise that computers are not all like that, and I want Leo to be prepared for those ICT lessons at school, and I want him to know how to use a mouse and demonstrate an understanding.
I myself was introduced to computers from a young age, I remember my Dad has this typing game where you had to tap the letters on the keyboard as fast as possible so that you could get Mario swimming faster to avoid being eaten by fish if you hit the wrong letter or weren't fast enough. I actually believe that my typing skills came along so well because of this very game. I think that if we still had it, Leo would have loved to give it a go for himself!
Leo decided he wanted to play the new FC Barcelona Ultimate Rush, and I have to admit that I didn't think it was going to be up my street when he first mentioned it, but the game wasn't what I was expecting for a football orientated game (and this was a good thing!).
FC Barcelona Ultimate Rush is an exciting new running game that allows the likes of you and I to run the streets of Barcelona. You can play with your favourite team members such as Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez, Neymar Jr, Gerard Piqué and Andrés Iniesta.
I set the initial game up for Leo, and that meant that I got to play the walk through. The game required use of the keyboard (the arrow keys) so that you can jump, duck, go left or go right. The on screen actions told me exactly what to do in each instance and I in turn passed the know how on to little man.
Leo found the controls easy to use and navigated the game with ease, he played it multiple times over the weekend and has asked if he can play after school, and I have promised him that if he gets everything he needs to do done, then there is absolutely no reason why he cannot have half an hour to play a few games.