With Google's recent introduction of the family-friendly category in the Play Store that focuses on highlighting games and apps which are perfect for parents, kids, and families alike, it's only fitting that we focus on some of the best games for kids. Here are some of the best and most popular we could find.
Frozen Free Fall
Frozen fans the world over will love diving into this puzzle/action adventure titles from Disney. Gameplay is of the match-3 type, and the goal is to match the different tiles on the board for as many points as possible. There are multiple characters from the movie to unlock as well so everyone should have their chance to play as their favorite characters. This game, like most every other game on this list is ad-supported and also provides IAP's, so parents will want to be aware of that.
School of Dragons
If your kids were fans of the How To Train Your Dragon film by Dreamworks, then this role playing/action adventure take on the film will have them delving deep into the world of Icestorm Island where they can explore a pretty massive 3D world filled with all different kinds of dragons. There are quests to be completed and skills to obtain with plenty of content to keep the kids occupied.
Hot Wheels Showdown
There's no doubt that kids love Hot Wheels, and with Hot Wheels showdown they can take that excitement of cars and races with them on the go. There's tons of cars to collect and tracks to race on, and the game even has the ability to let players race against others players ghost times for a little bit of a competitive angle.
Endless runner type games lend themselves well to kids, and Gameloft's Despicable Me takes that kid-friendly game type and meshes it with other fun elements to make for a truly exciting experience, all with the loveable minions from the animated Despicable Me film.
Scribblenauts Remix is a wonderful little puzzle game which will not only challenge your kids intellect by tasking them with solving puzzles, but it will also attempt to challenge and foster their creativity by letting them create tools with which to solve the puzzles. It's a unique and exciting game with lots to do and friendly characters.
Littlest Pet Shop
What kid doesn't love cute and cuddly animals? Littlest Pet Shop is all about collecting pets of all different kinds and taking care of them just like a pet shop owner. The game has you wash and feed the pets but it also features mini games to keep the fun and excitement up and keep your kids entertained.
Where's My Water 2?
If you have kids Disney is no doubt probably a part of their lives, and if that's the case you might already be familiar with Where's My Water? Where's My Water 2? is puzzle/brain game which should be fun but also train your kids brain to solve puzzles and problems to complete various challenges. It features some interesting water physics and has a cast of kid-friendly characters.
Strawberry Shortcake Berry Rush
Strawberry Shortcake seems to include a range of different game types like endless runner as well character collection and customization with sticker packs and outfits for the characters. Kids will also be able to collect coins which they can use to buy and unlock new recipes to bake all kinds of cakes, and unlock various different pet friends.
Cars: Fast as Lightning
If your kid loves the famous Pixar movie Cars, they'll love being able to race alongside their favorite characters like Lightning McQueen and Mater in a huge event. They can perform stunts and rack up points during races as well as watch animated cut scenes created especially for the game, and there's even a building game where they can create their own Radiator Springs.
Temple Run 2
It's hard not to love Temple Run 2. As an endless runner, it can provide tons of enjoyment with loads of replay value, and there's a handful of fun characters to play including Bruce Lee! Graphics are much improved over the original and kids will love trying to escape the clutches of the giant temple monkey while avoiding dangerous traps and collecting coins and attempting to raise their high score.