I grew up in the age of CD-ROMS, playing educational games like Spy Fox, Cluefinders, Where in the World is Carmen San Diego?, and (the dreaded) Oregon Trail. Through these games, I read extensive dialogue and storylines, and I also learned about world history and science. I often found many connections between games I played and the material I learned at school. With all the instructions and storylines that my games offered, I also exponentially improved my reading, writing, and communication skills. My brother and I even formed memories that we talk about to this day, since we often went on these digital adventures together.
Today, the internet has an even wider array of games that aren’t only fun for your child, but that also enhance their educational experiences. Here, at Learn to Write Now, we value teaching students the importance of media literacy, and how to utilize the internet to further the rigorous learning that they participate in in our classes. We also believe in creating memories; these online games are a free and exciting way of bonding with your child, as well as providing you avenues to teach critical thinking, reading, and writing through engaging interactions. Below are some websites that offer the best educational games for your child to explore, which will greatly improve their literacy skills, while also teaching them about other subjects:
These websites, of course, are not the only educational resources for your child online, but they can help guide your child to other interesting places on the web, and (more importantly) create the desire to search for more learning opportunities. My motto has always been, ‘it is great to know something, but it is even better to know where to look.’ This list, I hope empowers your child to keep looking, and keep being curious!
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