My 30 month old daughter really enjoys doing learning games on her PC. She is great at most of them, although, she loses interest in them very quickly these days. I guess she is like most children her age – has a short attention span. Anyway, I got very excited when I found out about Looney Tunes ClickN READ Phonics – my friend told me about it – she tried a free lesson online with her autistic son and bought the programme immediately afterwards because he liked it so much. After hearing this, I became curious and I wanted to discover more, so I sampled a free lesson with my daughter. The main reason for doing this is because I wanted my precious Lilly to trial out something a bit different to the normal activities she had already been doing.
There are so many educational DVD’s on the market today it is hard to decide which ones are the best in terms of learning. As parents we like to think that while our children enjoy watching cartoons or kids programmes that somewhere in there will be an element of learning something useful. We can start our children off very early watching these educational DVD’s while I am pleased to say that Baby Einstein’s Numbers Nursery ranks among those that are educational, fun, informative plus very entertaining.
Barney the purple dinosaur is a loveable children’s favourite that never fails to please. As a mum I like my children to enjoy watching their cartoons or kids programmes while also learning something useful in the process. The great thing about this superb Barney Learning Pack is that children will learn while at the same time have a lot of fun while being entertained.
Junior Brain Trainer Maths Edition is a welcome addition (pardon the pun) to the educational series of games released to educate children while they play. Children learn best when their attention is captured well. This is a proven fact, while taking in information and facts is best done during play. This great game incorporates all these measures ensuring parents that not only will knowledge plus skill be going into their little heads but that their kids will be having a fun time while doing so.
Fans of the game of chess or even people who would like to learn how to play the game will find Brain Games Chess a superb format as an introduction to chess, as well as a method of learning how to play this intuitive game. Beginners or experts will enjoy the array of challenges that this 3D game sets, while gaining knowledge in the world of chess plus honing their skills.
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Looney Tunes Phonics Reading Programme
Professor J Ron Nelson, developed The Looney Tunes ClickN READ curriculum; he is a well-known professor in primary education research. The programme can be worked on in your own home, or at school, plus it merges the highly regarded ClickN READ Phonics, which has an outstanding research base. It contains the well thought of cartoon characters in every corner of the world: Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Taz, Tweety, plus many others. All the characters support children to gain excellent reading talents in the best way possible. The crazy Looney Tunes crew engrosses kids, plus they really like seeing their Professor, Mr Wizbot. He’s their on-screen teacher and teaches them phonics –a critical reading skill – just with a single click each time.
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This is certainly a fast paced casual game that offers fans of mahjong a superb platform on which to hone their skills. World’s Greatest Cities Mahjong offers seven types of mahjong, seven different cities, including London and New York, each with twenty levels, along with one hundred and forty wonderful layouts. It really is a fantastic opportunity to learn about mahjong or for those that are well versed in the subject improve on what you already know.
You get what the title suggests here, a crossword puzzle where the hidden object is found by solving the word clue on the grid, its a simple as that. Sounds like a format that may not challenge you? I beg to differ not only is Hidden Objects Crossword a fun game to play but it does present a challenge that is both thoughtful and interesting.
This cute while endearing DVD release is aimed at children between the ages of three and seven. This learn to read edition is based on the superb Leap Frog toy that has proved to be so popular with young children everywhere. Using basic phonics children will learn to build up their vocabulary in a fun and pleasant way.
Nintendo have had a resounding success when it comes to their brain training games. It is not surprising as they are highly addictive as well as giving your brain a real good work out, or so I believe anyway. It was only a matter of time therefore that a junior version would be released and this edition does not disappoint in terms of great brain challenges in a superb format.
Another brain training game from Sega, Ubisoft, Mind Quiz Your Brain Coach involves the player in sixteen different exercises for certain areas of the brain, to improve performance in brain stress management plus improve your brain age. It is another game that is hoping to emulate the success of Brain Age, Nintendo’s spectacular release for the DS platform.
Brain Boost Beta Wave is one of many brain training games that have been released hot on the heels of the successful Nintendo Brain Age games. Does this game live up to the challenge I ask myself. Well its a good game with some good brain teasers but unfortunately for me is not in the same league as the aforementioned. That said looking at it from a positive perspective it is worth a play.
Personal Trainer Math is a super speedy learning game that fans of this genre will like to play. Released for the Nintendo DS youngsters will find it a true learning curve while adults will just enjoy finding out how much they have remembered from their maths lessons at school. Professor Kageyama who had a hand in the games content conducts the commentary throughout via texts that are written commenting on your progression.
If you played the very addictive Brain Age Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day and enjoyed it then you will certainly like this follow up edition that is more of the same but with added extras to please fans. The new games in Brain Age 2 (there are seventeen of them)are much more advanced in terms of their content and difficulty having elements that make you use your memory while at the same time solving mathematical problems.
There are plenty of reviews regarding this educational brain teasing game. On reading most, opinions seem to have been formed from observers of the game rather than people like myself who actually took up the challenge and played it. Brain Age is a really great mental teaser game that becomes very addictive as you try to improve your score from every angle so making your brain age younger. Does it work? Well yes it does and I am living proof.
It must be quite a difficult feat to accomplish to produce a surgery-based flash game that is fun to play and at the same time loyal enough to the actual details of the procedures that it claims to simulate. Surgery isn’t exactly like flying or driving games where a relatively large number of people have had experience with one or the other; surgical procedures are complex, intricate, and require many years of training before they can be known and performed to any degree of competency. Based on the profession’s relatively exclusive and closed-off nature, it is an impressive accomplishment in itself that surgery games like those of the Operate Now! series exist in the first place, and it is Operate Now! Heart Surgery that is the most popular and the most entertaining game of the series.
Disney’s new IOS physics puzzler Where’s My Water is a great little game that is full of personality while it oozes charm from beginning to end. The star of this endearing game is Swampy the Alligator who lives in the sewers beneath the ground. Children and adults alike will warm to this mythical character who is brought to life in a way that only Disney can do. We all know what it is like when the water is cut off meaning you can’t take a shower, its very annoying. The creators of this cute game have found their own solution while giving us plenty of game play time that is hugely addictive.
World of Goo is a fantastic puzzle game that has great characters, superbly witty writing plus it is entirely original throughout. Created by an independent quorum of very talented people it is extremely addictive, so much so, that I almost missed my stop on the tube while playing. Published by Brighter Minds it is one of the years best releases by far acquiring a huge fan base that I am proud to say I belong.