Games for Acquiring General Skills
This teaches students how to use a computer mouse. The child helps the rabbit catch carrots on a windy day as they are blown across on the screen. If they catch all of the carrots within the allotted time they win the game.
This game enhances auditory language comprehension and attention. A cat reads a sentence describing a visual scene; immediately after three pictures are shown and the child must choose the one described by the cat. This game is particularly helpful to children for whom English is a second language.
Games for Color and Shape Learning
Children learn to match individual colors, and then to match a sequence of colors. As the game progresses, memory and attention demands increase as the matching card is shown for less time. This game enhances color learning, sequencing, and short-term memory.
This game reinforces color recognition and naming. A bucket with a speaker sits next to a fishing pole. The child matches letters to audio instructions they hear when they click on the bucket. For younger children, the game also helps attention development.
This game teaches children to recognize basic shapes such as squares, rectangles, triangles, circles, etc. Children match shapes to an audio instruction to open a door and explore a maze.
Games for Learning About Numbers and Quantity
Children match board numbers to visual and auditory instructions. This board game teaches number recognition from 1 to 20.
This game teaches counting using 1 to 10 items, as well as the concepts of more and less. Children match visual quantities to audio instructions to open a door and explore a maze.
This game teaches the relationship between quantities and numbers. Roller Coaster cars are presented with numbers printed on them. Children pair numbers with matching quantities. When they get it correct, a character in the car goes on a roller coaster ride.
Children match numbers to visual and auditory instructions. As the levels increase the sequence matching memory demands are greater. This game improves short-term memory as well teaches number recognition.
Games for Learning the Alphabet Letters
Children are taught to recognize the letters of the alphabet by matching audio stimuli to the correct letter on the lily pad. The frog jumps to the letter chosen. A child must correctly identify all the letters at any given level without errors before moving on to the next level.
This game teaches letter recognition. A bucket with a speaker sits next to a fishing pole. The child clicks on the bucket to hear a letter, and then moves the hook to catch the fish with the correct letter.
Games for Discriminating Word-Letter Sounds
Children learn to distinguish English phonemes like /bah/ and /pah/. They hear the speaker say two sounds and choose if they are alike or different. The initial levels show the speaker's mouth while pronouncing the phonemes, so that children can imitate the mouth movements. As the game progresses, they go from seeing the speakers mouth while speaking the sounds, to conditions where the mouth is hidden.
In this game, a speaker says two words and children choose whether the ending sounds in the two words rhyme or not. Feedback helps the child learn to distinguish word pairs that rhyme.
In this game a speaker says two words and children decide whether the beginning sounds of the two words are the same or different. Feedback helps the child learn to distinguish words that start with the same sounds.
Games for Sight Word Learning
This is a matching game where the children learn to match the letters for a word within a sequence of letters on the board. As the game progresses, the stimuli are visible for shorter time periods. Words in the game are standard sight words used in kindergarten to help teach reading.
Children are taught 20 simple sight words by matching words to pictures, text, and audio instructions. They start with matching the picture to text, and then matching text to text, then audio to text, until they are able to recognize the written word.
This game reinforces the concept of a word, and helps children learn to recognize simple words. Children follow audio instructions text to pictures.