The internet can be a wonderful thing but for many concerned parents it can be a frightening place to allow their children. Many of the online games for kids are sponsored by various Toy companies. Also other child oriented corporations will feature popular cartoon characters as well as games based with same characters. There are many pluses and minuses to these games. Some parents may be concerned to much time is dedicated to the games. While others applaud anything that will get a child to sit still long enough to actually learn something.
Watching a struggling child finally catch on is a beautiful thing. Watching of course being a key word. Many times the games might not be categorized correctly. For example the age level may not be clearly marked so playing along with the child is always a good plan. Its also a good way to be sure your personal tastes and preferences are not compromised. Familiar characters and fun sounds would make it easier for your child to learn. They could actually get so absorbed in the lesson of learning the game it then becomes easy to grasp. The better the game, the more they will play, the faster they will learn and ultimately the more they will retain. Most children (and adults) learn by repetition so frequent playing of games should be encouraged once they are deemed to be truly educational. and not just labeled that way.
Online gaming can be beneficial for parents as well. Many free options save expenses like buying games, consoles,and controllers. In a household of several similar aged children a gaming membership may be better for the budget.