During the late 90’s/early 2000’s Humongous Entertainment released an absolutely fantastic stream of “edutainment” point and click adventures for children. These titles focus on a range of light academics including basic geography, basic to upper elementary level mathematics, logical thinking, critical thinking and puzzle solving, topped off with reinforcement of good manners and polite social etiquette. At the lower end of the age spectrum, they may require some adult supervision and supportive guidance, but there is no better series of games for a child’s first venture into PC gaming.
I remember almost nothing about Freddi Fish 3; upon replaying it, some snippets here and there came back to me, but there were also locations that I swear I never saw. From my experience over a decade later, I think The Case of the Stolen Conch Shell is a great entry in the Freddi Fish franchise, but your child's engagement may vary depending on their personal interests. To it’s credit, the solving of a mystery is a great way to develop logical thinking, deductive reasoning and to a strangely competent extent, the ability to read emotional and behavioral clues. Buy the Case of the Missing Kelp Seeds first and if that goes well, consider picking up Freddi Fish 3.