What do kids do with computers? Play, of course. And to encourage them, I’ve assembled a collection of my favorite online games for pre-readers. Most require Shockwave. If you haven’t yet downloaded and installed Shockwave, don’t hesitate. I consider it a requirement for families on the Net. One of the benefits of a Shockwave game is there are no delays in the game play because a Shockwave game runs on your computer, not over the Internet. To achieve this, however, the games will take a few minutes to download.