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Edison’s Favorite Free Online Preschool Game

Well bummer…They have since removed Edison’s favorite online preschool game, but “Widget’s Build a Robot” will always hold a place in our hearts.

A while ago, I asked my son, “If you could play any computer game, what kind of game would it be?” Without a second’s pause, he answered, “Robots!”

So, I did a search for, “online preschool games robots”, and came upon Widget’s Build a Robot (Unfortunately, I can’t link to it because they have since removed the game). It is a free online preschool game that immediately become Edison’s favorite.

I have a love-hate relationship with this game. The first time he played it, I thought it was sweet. But it wasn’t long before the cute little sound effects made my eyes bleed. Whatever though…Preschoolers love repetition, and this isn’t the first time that a theme song or voice from a toy has driven me crazy.

Now for what I love about it…This free online preschool game is such a great way for Little Man to practice his computer skills. A lot of games are tough because they require that you click and hold the button down as you drag a piece around the screen. With this one, you click the button to pick up a piece, drag it to where you want it, and then click again to place it. Sounds stupid, but it makes it much less frustrating for a new computer user.

You can tell it was totally designed for the preschool mentality. There are a number of different robots that they can put together. When they finish putting each robot together, it does a little dance or lights up or does something that my preschooler totally thinks is the bees knees.

Once, he clicked on a chicken robot that I had seen him put together a million times. I said, “I think I am going to like this robot.” Now, every time he gets ready to put any robot together, he says, “Mommy? Are you going to like this robot?”

Makes me smile..