Learning Games For Kids http://www.learninggamesforkids.com Educational games, videos and songs that help build skills in math, language, science, social studies, and more. Mon, 17 Aug 2015 19:15:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.1 Don’t get Stuck in the Same Old Ruts http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/game-updates/dont-get-stuck-in-the-same-old-ruts.html http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/game-updates/dont-get-stuck-in-the-same-old-ruts.html#comments Sat, 01 Aug 2015 11:17:09 +0000 http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/?p=13034 Continue reading ]]> LGFK dont get stuck

So, it’s nearing the end of summer already. Which typically means back to school for all of us, and back to school usually means back to the same old “rut.” Yet, I vote “NO MORE RUTS” for this fall! Let’s make education exciting and interesting at every opportunity.

Do you enrich your student’s/child’s learning as much as possible? I know that one of the common issues at our house is that we take science as a dry and dusty subject. I know I’ve been guilty of that –  but that doesn’t have to be. Science4Us science resource is a great place to start with an exciting and interesting take on younger elementary science. Definitely no more ruts there!

Do you give your student/child ample opportunity to practice their vocabulary and spelling words? It’s easy to get into a rut here too. With a new list each week you’d think that we’d stay away from that rut… but no. New list, study, write, rewrite, write in a sentence… rut. My favorite way to stay out of the spelling rut is Vocabulary Spelling City. With a simple entering of the word list each week your kids can have hours of games and drills as well as sentence writing and alphabetizing right at their fingertips. NO SPELLING RUT!

And… of course, don’t forget the wealth of learning game resources right here at Learning Games for Kids. With a learning games for nearly every thing your kiddos are studying… I hope that you’ve bookmarked out site to help you stay out of those ruts!

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Why Use Games to Learn? http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/game-updates/why-use-games-to-learn.html http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/game-updates/why-use-games-to-learn.html#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:50:37 +0000 http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/?p=13020 Continue reading ]]> Why Use Games to Learn?

LGFK games to learn-Just what is Learning Games for Kids all about anyway?-

“Play is by its very nature educational…When the fun goes out of play most often so does the learning.” Oppenheim, 1984

Learning through play is motivational and most often encourages clear focus on a task. Educational games also encourage and promote learning outside of a classroom. Today’s students have grown and developed with technology at the heart of all they do. Everything from video games, television, to the internet affect how modern day learners think. Learning Games for Kids understands this learner and provides educational experiences that enrich and expand student’s learning.

Learning games include anything from actual instruction of a concept to the drill and practice regarding that concept. Learning a skill through gaming is also highly beneficial. Keyboarding is one of those skills that are acquired well through online learning games.

Some of our favorites at Learning Games for Kids include:

Play Arachnid Falls

Arachnid Falls TypingLearn about simple machinesSimple Machines

Play Musical Notes Game

Musical Notes Game

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Don’t forget what you’ve Learned! http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/game-updates/dont-forget-what-youve-learned.html http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/game-updates/dont-forget-what-youve-learned.html#comments Mon, 01 Jun 2015 12:06:33 +0000 http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/?p=13013 Continue reading ]]> Don’t Forget What You’ve Learned!

Time always seems to fly by… school’s out already and lazy days of summer loom ahead. But wait! We all know that if we aren’t using it… we are losing it! Don’t let summer lull your brains to sleep… use learning games to get some mental challenges this summer.

Crossword Puzzles are great for building vocabulary!

Match GameMemory Match Game is great for Keeping that Brain alert!

LetterBlocksBuild Word Fluency with this Letter blocks game!

Line MatchKeep on top of those Foreign Language skills with these games!

HangMouseYou won’t forget your Parts of Speech with this super fun version!

It’s great to use learning games to maintain learning levels during the summer. Our kids have enjoy playing, and have actually made it part of their morning routine before jumping in the pool! Stay safe this summer and keep learning!

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Summer School Alternatives http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/game-updates/summer-school-alternatives.html http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/game-updates/summer-school-alternatives.html#comments Sat, 16 May 2015 13:36:18 +0000 http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/?p=13004 Continue reading ]]>  

Are you facing a summer attending summer school? Traditional summer school sure does make it seem like a LONG summer… but it doesn’t have to be! Over the past few years, the scope of summer school has changed. What used to be long days at school during the summer has changed into using online curriculum to cover the skills needed to pass a grade. One of Learning Games’ favorites is Time4Learning. It’s online summer learning that’s super fun and engaging.

Some students may not be required to take summer classes, but may need to engage in summer learning opportunities to keep at grade level for next year. Another one of our favorites is Vocabulary and Spelling City. It’s a super fun place for kids to review content from a previous grade. With specialized Vocabulary and Spelling lists from science, math, and foreign languages, Spelling city strengthens literacy skills across all subjects.

Parents can create their own summer learning goals to keep kiddos learning during the summer. We like to use these math learning games as well as  these geography games for kids at our house!

Summer is also a great time to hone your writing skills. Even elementary students can improve their writing skills with online summer writing programs. With several different courses to choose from, developing writing skills will be the last thing you’re worried about at the end of the summer!

If you’re just worried about staying sharp… here’s an article with Three Creative Summer Ideas for Teens.

 

 

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Making the Grade – ACT/SAT Success! http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/game-updates/making-the-grade-actsat-success.html http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/game-updates/making-the-grade-actsat-success.html#comments Sat, 02 May 2015 12:38:52 +0000 http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/?p=12996 Continue reading ]]> The SAT/ACT is taken every year by high school students and college hopefuls. These tests comprehensively measure a students academic knowledge and ability to apply that knowledge. While many people disagree with “big tests” these tests allow colleges and universities to acknowledge a student’s academic prowess and ability to succeed in their future college endeavors. With that in mind, some might call these tests “a necessary evil.” In fact, most highschoolers would readily agree. Though these tests may turn a calm student into a nervous wreck, it doesn’t have to be that way. By adding a few minutes to your daily routine and preparing well in advance, confidence can rule the day! Here are a few simple things to help you prep for the ACT/SAT tests:

CollegeBoard Logo1) Sign up for your test and for the daily SAT challenge at the College Board.

 

2) Brush up on Essay Writing with these Free Essay Writing Tips from a premier online writing course provider, Time4Writing.

 

3) The synonym section of these tests can be rather confusing. Get a good grasp of the material with these helpful SAT synonym games and SAT vocabulary lists.

 

4) Take a brain break while still preparing with these SAT/ACT learning games. Remember, laughter is always the best medicine!

 

 

writing course5) If you’re still unsure about the test, take a full fledged High school Essay Writing for the SAT course. These courses not only give you the fundamentals, but they provide understanding of sentence construction and syntax. All of which will help raise that SAT score!

 

6) Brush up on your roots with this handy SAT Root Word list provided by Vocabulary Spelling City. Root words as well as suffixes and prefixes are a large part of both the ACT/SAT tests.

 

7) Don’t neglect your SAT math vocabulary either! Understanding the meaning of math related words raises the ability to complete complex math problems.

 

8) Find some great SAT/ACT test prep tips in this article directory. There are  many articles written specifically to help the highschooler navigate these tests.

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Washington State Flag Puzzle http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/us-state-games/washington/washington-state-flag-puzzle.html http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/us-state-games/washington/washington-state-flag-puzzle.html#comments Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:25:49 +0000 http://dev.learninggamesforkids.com/?p=12797

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