For me, I’ve always been fascinated by games, especially hidden object games. Even now when I am too old to play them, I can still remember the feeling of excitement and wonderment when I discovered hidden object games for the first time. Of course, at this age, you would definitely get tempted to try to play them even if it were for the first time. And if you are a parent who is planning to give your child one, there are things that you have to keep in mind.
When you give your child a hidden object game, you should make sure that he understands the game thoroughly. There are games which can be very easy and interesting for kids. However, there are also those that can be quite difficult and confusing for them. So, you have to take care to ensure that your kid is well-informed about the game before he starts playing it.
You should let your kid understand how to find the items that are needed for the game. In most cases, you would need to put the required items in order to solve a certain stage of the game. Make sure that your kid knows where to find these items and where they should be placed before letting him loose in the game. This way, he will be able to gain a basic understanding of the game without much trouble. In fact, you can start teaching him these strategies by making him use the items he has in the game. Or, if you are free with the computer, you could record some video tutorials that can provide him with the basic ideas about the game.
When it comes to the level of difficulty of the game, it all depends on your kid. Some kids are just so curious about the game that they do not really think about its level. Therefore, you should make them work a little bit to reach the end of the game and be satisfied with the result.
Another thing that you should consider when you are giving your kid a game for Christmas is the theme of the game. Most games today have one theme, whether it is about Christmas sports, animals, or whatever you can think of. If you want your kid to get the point of the game, make sure that the one you give him fits the given theme of the game. You can also choose one based on the art and graphics of the game, since they have an impact on how the game will end up being played out. If you really want him to learn something from the game, then he should learn something through the hidden object puzzle.
Again, you have to know the limits of your child with regard to gaming. There are very few games that are perfect for every kid. If your kid wants to play a shooting game, then you should tell him to wait until he is at least ten years old before he starts playing a strategy game since most of them can actually stimulate the violence in your child.