I want to encourage my 8-year-old to stay in touch with a cousin who is emigrating to Australia. The adults can use Skype to stay in touch, but I reckon the little ones might need something to keep them engaged. I was hoping their might be some webcam interactive games, even something as simple as connect-4, where they can see and talk via webcam while they are playing.
When you google for webcam and young girls, you get some questionable results. Has anyone come across any such games?
I remember MSN messenger used to have games you could play while chatting.
Best games for that sort of thing seem to be on the xbox and using the Kinect system.
Would some normal interactive online game where they can play together without seeing each other or chatting along with skype be over complicated for them?
I'm open to all suggestions. However, my main objective is for them to stay in touch, so really the games are a means to an end, rather than an end in themselves. There seems to be only 1 game on the Skype 'extras' portal, amazingly enough. That 1 game is not aimed at kids.
Are you sure they just wont be into it without the games?
My 3 year old loves talking to his grandparents on skype. Even if he hears the pc ringing he knows how to answer it and start chatting away via video on skype. He loves playing peek a boo and usuing the emoticons in skype chat too.