Game Based Learning

Most adults are perplexed as to why kids will devote dozens, even hundreds of hours, to learning how to beat intricate complicated video games but it seems impossible to motivate them to spend even a fraction of their time learning their school work.

Over and over, parents and teachers wonder why there aren’t educational games that enthrall like commercial games but which teach the core educational concepts. This is the mission of our company. We use a type of game called “Casual Games” to teach vocabulary, spelling, writing, and more.  Here’s some resources for your kids education:

Word Find – WordFind is a fun way to study your spelling and vocabulary words while searching for new words. How many words can you make using the letters in each word on your list? The more words you find and the faster you find them, the higher your score will be! You may even be ranked on the high score table!

HangMan (Mouse) – HangMouse is a fun, friendly online Hangman game for kids. It is a great way for students to practice their spelling words, and it is a favorite among VocabularySpellingCity users. HangMouse can be played on individual computers or on an interactive whiteboard as a group activity!

Word Unscramble – Word Unscramble is a particularly popular word game that is a variation on other word games such as text twists, Boogle, Scrabble, Words with Friends, jumbles, and anagrams. Anagrams often extend word unscramble to include phrases or sentences. VocabularySpellingCity also has a game where players unscramble sentences.

Word Search – Children love to play word search games! This traditional word find game will scramble your words into a grid. The object of Word Search is to locate and outline all of your spelling or vocabulary words within the grid.

These writing resources are organized into seven main categories. Each category includes a selection of fun writing games, instructional videos, printable writing worksheets and other writing tools that are topic specific and related to each category.

When children learn how to write, a whole world of possibilities opens up for them. They can put their thoughts down in a journal, write a letter to a friend, and create a story that comes from their imagination. While there are basic rules and formats to follow when learning how to write, writing can also be creative and imaginative.