My kids both really enjoy playing computer games and video games. It’s not always easy to find games that both they and I agree on. Some of the games they want to play aren’t appropriate and some of the games I would be OK with them playing just don’t interest them. I love when they find computer games they like to play that actually have some educational value. Learning while you play makes the entire process a little bit more fun.
Dimension U educational games
There is a new website that has fun games for kids that are also educational. My son struggles with math so I was thrilled to see that they have a great section full of Algebra help. You create a free account on Dimension U to sign up your child. Then you will select the grade level and the subject that your child needs help or would like to play on. There is a fun game that you match colored balls on that sort of reminds me of Tetris. During the game play after so many turns, your child will be asked a multiple choice math question. They select the right answer to move on. In our case, we answered polynomial questions although there really was quite a range of algebra topics to choose from.
While you are playing the games, you can earn tokens for completing so many actions. As you collect tokens, a bar will advance to show you how you are progressing. If a parent would like to sign up as well to monitor their child’s account, they can enter a credit card to give their child a weekly allowance on the site for completing so many tasks. The parent can also receive educational reports that will show how their child is doing in the educational games. This is a great way to keep track of your child’s progress especially if you’re using this as a homeschooling tool.
David enjoyed the games he played on Dimension U. He liked that not every thing on Dimension U was educational in nature. The games themselves are just fun to play. It’s the questions interspersed throughout the games that will be teaching your child whichever subject they choose. Since he liked the games, he was motivated to answer the questions so he could continue playing. This is a great way to get him interested in playing educational games. If you’re looking for educational games, I’d recommend you check out Dimension U.
I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for DimensionU. I received a free trial of DimensionU to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank-you for participating.