Last week I started my master study youth and media. It's quite intensive so the amount of posts will drop a bit. Here we go again.
Some serious games for children try to adapt the skill level of their game linked to age. However age is not a dependent variable in this equation.
From the age of 4 and up the difference of cognitive skills for each group begins to vary considerably. When turning 8 about 20 percent of children is on the level of an average 9 year old. There is a similar tendency pointing down.
Social skills are already varying considerably around that age. So media wisdom games have to take this into account as well.