The game I chose to play is called Back to School on the PBS Kids website, this game is based off of the TV show Arthur that is a cartoon for children. This game peaked my interest because I always loved back to school season and wanted to see what it was about. In this game, you do not make your own character, you play the role of Arthur, and are helping the kindergarten class at his school on their first day. You help their teacher do a number of things such as sharpen pencils, feed the class pet, and many other classroom activities to show the kindergarteners how to act in the classroom. It seems like it has a story line type of game and has a lot that goes into it which seems very fun!
I liked this game a lot because there is no type of competition in it so it is easy going for younger kids. I also remember that in the Gee article he talked about how for in order for kids to learn, they need to be in a positive environment that fosters positive learning. I believe that this game does exactly what Gee says, and I think it will be really beneficial for students to play if they are entering kindergarten so they can not be as scared when they are going to the first day of school. I also think that it is very beneficial to use Arthur as a character because it is something that kids like. I am very excited to continue playing this game and see how far into the journey of a kindergartener I can get.