Category: for 9-year-olds

  • Fireboy and Watergirl

    What is it Fireboy and Watergirl is a series of five free collaborative/cooperative online 2d platformer games. One player uses the WAD keys to move Watergirl and the other uses the arrow keys to move Fireboy. Watergirl can’t touch fire and Fireboy can’t touch water. They have to help each other unlock doors in order […]

  • Knights Club: The Bands of Bravery

    What is it Knights Club is a series of “Choose Your Own Adventure”-style comic books, in which the reader decides the order in which they read. On each page, they may be given a choice about where to go next. E.g. “To follow the merchant, go to page 93. To explore the forest, go to […]

  • Simon

    What is it Simon is a French TV show (translated into British English) for kids about a rabbit boy and his family and friends Who is it for The animation in Simon is simple and appealing enough that kids as young as 2 will enjoy it, and the themes presented are appropriate for kids up […]

  • The Battle of Polytopia

    What is it The Battle of Polytopia (or simply, “Polytopia”) is a free (ad-free as well) turn-based mobile strategy game. Who is it for Winning the game requires some strategic thinking and there is some very mild cartoon violence (about as much violence as in a game of chess) so I would put the lower […]

  • I’m Just No Good at Rhyming

    I’m Just No Good at Rhyming: And Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups What is it I’m Just No Good at Rhyming is a book in the same vein as Shel Silverstein and Edward Lear, with clever wordplay and nonsense verses that often have profound thoughts buried in silly verse. Who is it […]

  • Plus-Plus

    What is it Plus-Plus is a building toy made up of pieces that look like two plus signs: ++ They are sort of like Legos, but also sort of like Play-doh Who is it for Anyone old enough to manipulate small objects and also old enough to know not to put little things in their […]

  • Duolingo

    I often have a desire to better myself, but being extremely lazy I seldom make the time. So it’s good for me every time I stumble across a “life hack” that offers a positive change for minimal investment of time or effort. The first such thing I tried was the “7-minute workout“, which is essentially […]

  • The Great Paper Caper

    [amazon_link asins=’0399250972′ template=’ProductAd’ store=’matchstickkidboo’ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’65d2b99b-047e-11e9-a2e4-17c7e29a586b’] Caution: Reading this book with your kids will probably make them want to start folding paper airplanes (and you will want to as well), so may not be ideal for bedtime reading. What is it The Great Paper Caper is a unique book, written and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers, […]

  • The Wild Robot and The Wild Robot Escapes

    [amazon_link asins=’031645060X’ template=’ProductAd’ store=’matchstickkidboo’ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’3bed3d53-e9c6-11e8-b087-77bd6bc30883′] What is it ‘The Wild Robot’ and its sequel ‘The Wild Robot Escapes’ is a very charming 2-part (so far) series about a sentient robot surviving in the wilderness, written and illustrated by Peter Brown. Who is it for The official website gives the recommended ages of 8 to […]

  • Machinarium – Amanita Design

    What is it Machinarium is a point-and-click adventure game featuring a cute robot solving puzzles in a beautifully-drawn quasi-steampunk city. Who is it for It’s for anyone, young and old, but some of the puzzles are pretty tricky and even precocious children under 7 or so would need some grown-up help. But it’s a great […]