I’m always looking for fun ways to educate my daughter. As a country, we’re phasing out of an age of paper learning materials and into an era of ‘tech.’ Kids are more willing than ever to learn if it involves technology like iPads, computers and other devices and, of course, games. PowerMyLearning is a great non-profit website with educational games that can help K-12 students get ahead academically.
To get started on the site visit http://powermylearning.org/user/register to register for your free account. Once you’ve filled out the short, noninvasive registration form, a little box will pop up that asks you where you want to go next:
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You can add your child’s account (after you’ve created one for him/her); You can browse the educational games geared towards the activities your child enjoys or you can view or edit your account.
Let’s click on the “Find educator-vetted games and activities you can play with your child” button. You can see below that the ‘Activities’ home page brings up lots of games and categories to choose from.
I clicked on the Art & Music button and then selected the “Art Zone” game. This is a fun game for even the younger kids as it allows them to create interactive art online.
Note: You must have Shockwave to play this game. It’s easy to install and once it’s up and running, your kid(s) will have a blast with this game.
Another cute game is the Elephant Weightlifting by NatGeo. Help the elephant balance and lift the bananas to get the best score possible. This is such a cute game and my little one has no problem figuring it out.
What I love about PowerMyLearning is that it teaches by incorporating education into things your child already loves like fashion, art, music, animals and even trains. This helps kids to remain interested and focused and creates an inner drive to want to do better by allowing them to compete against their own scores.
I highly recommend every parent checks out PowerMyLearning if you want to give your child an edge academically. These games are also great for rainy days when the kiddos can’t come up with anything fun to do.