February 2009

Play and Learn

The Wii gaming system by Nintendo is breaking new ground when it comes to educational video gaming, with games that are realistic, exciting, and fun for the entire family. Even better, the Wii gaming system actually makes kids want to learn.   Here are some top picks if you want to combine fun with learning. My Word Coach is one of the most popular learning games available for the Wii. The game challenges players to complete six spelling and word recognition levels by inputting missing letters, spelling words correctly from definitions, and matching words to their definition. There are three difficulty levels and up to four players can play at one time. The popular TV show Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader is the basis for another trendy Wii game. If you like the TV show you and your family will love the game. The Wii version of the Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader game includes over 6,000 grade school questions. There are 23 categories including math, spelling, grammar, reading, vocabulary, astronomy, and music.