Selecting an online game for your child is not always easy. Age group is a big factor in game selection. There are many sites that offer free games. By typing “free online games for [toddlers, teens, preteen]” into your favorite search engine you will find many sites that offer free games. Make sure to replace the brackets  with your child’s age group. Most free game sites offer a wide selection. Most free game sites display ads to pay for the hosting and game creation.
Games selection by age group:
Toddler: This age group will be looking for colorful games full of sound and motion. For example you could find a game with a fury creature. This is a great way to teach your child how to use a computer and to learn.
Preteen: Children in this age group will have different interests based on age. Younger preteens, 8 or 9, are looking for light strategy with lots of colors and motion. Think of sonic the hedgehog as a good example of a colorful strategy game. Math games are great for this age group. As your preteen gets older they will be looking for more action and more challenging strategy. You will find your preteen playing less at games based on cartoons and more games based on movies. Racing games are good for this age group.
Teen: Teens are generally the targeted audience for game developers. Your teen may look for role playing games offering high degrees of strategy or may be looking to play war games. You will find less teens playing racing games.