Interactive educational games can be freely found online and may be very useful towards the end of term when something extra is needed to gain children’s concentration away from the excitement which abounds at that time of year. Here is a small collection of games links that may be useful to teachers.
There are lots of maths games covering decimals, percentages, fractions, place value, time telling, money, something for all primary ages and mathematical disciplines.
Sheppard Software.“We have hundreds of free online math games to help kids practice math in a fun way, with so many levels, skills, and types for all ages and all abilities! With so many varieties of animated games, kids stay interested and to look forward to practicing math!”
Learning Games for Kids “ We’ve got educational games for kids in the following categories: Math Facts, Math Games, Language Arts, Science Songs, Animal and Nature Games, Word Games, Art and Music Games, Logic Games, Memory Games, Hand-Eye Coordination Games, Preschool Games, Keyboarding Games and Geography Games. “
Turtle Diary is for younger children and is packed with interactive educational games which looks very useful.
EZSchool has age graded games linked to the curriculum.
Online Learning Games and Educational Activities for Children “Play fun learning games, interactive educational activities & thinking puzzles for children, teens & Big Kids for free on Learn4Good.com. We believe that we have put some of the best learning games for kids in one place, from easy-to-play to more challenging games for friends and family to enjoy together.” The science games here are particularly intriguing and the educational section has some useful resources.