A couple of our Facebook readers said their younger children were frustrated with the difficulty of Timez Attack. I replied that Timez Attack is best for around age 10 or so (you'll know what your child can handle), and in our family, it is enjoyed by only our boys. For the younger children, both boys and girls, I would suggest Arcademic Skill Builders...
Arcademic Skill Builders are "online educational video games that offer a powerful approach to learning basic math, language arts, vocabulary, and thinking skills," according to the site publishers.
Through video games and competition, students will practice concepts such as spelling and multiplication, among others. My children have played these games over the past few years, and enjoy the live competition with other children around the globe. Other games include spelling, vowel and verb games, among others, for language arts and capitals and country games for geography.
The site holds safety above all: your child may create a username if as long as its a name the program considers safe, or use the name provided, but even if he or she decides to compete with others across the internet, he may not chat with the other users.
Teacher Testimonials from the Arcademic Skill Builders site:
"Many of the students play video games all the time at home. This was a way to let them enjoy their playing time, but to practice a skill at the same time."
- Mrs. Smeltz in Lititz, PA.
"The math activities on your site have improved the students performance grades in classroom timed tests and have boosted the students confidence in their math abilities."
- Mr. White in New Baltimore, MI.
How to Get This Freebie: Visit Arcademic Skill Builders (use the blue menu bar in the middle of the page to view the other categories)
Good Pages to Start:
For Elementary Students (K-6th, although I'd put my middle schooler or high schooler on here to brush up on a weak area!)
Wii Owners: This site is compatible with Wii Internet!
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