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By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Fun games site for pre-K–5 has lots of learning choices.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this website.

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 8 parent reviews

age 12+

BEWARE... A cheap cash grab to get money from YOUR kids...

Me and my 2 year old tried out ABCYA for learning... BUT the site kept asking us for a ''membership'' for most of the stuff my son wanted to try out. THIS GAME SHOULD BE FOR PARENTS WHO ARE RICH.

This title has:

Too much consumerism
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age 2+

Once a God, now a EA.

As a person who grew up with ABCYa!, I am honestly disappointed of what it is now. It used to be free and very accessible in the past, with tons of free games to play! But then, they just went ahead and said, “Screw you. Only 6 games a week. Get access to all of the other 294 games by buying a subscription. And also, theres no free trial!” no wonder people are starting to not use this. ABCYa! is greedy. Do not buy their stupid membership. And keep in mind, this is a kids website, A KIDS WEBSITE!

This title has:

Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (8):
Kids say (14):

Kids have complete freedom to choose from hundreds of safe, educational games neatly categorized by grade level and subject, but the games provide practice only and there are ads. There's a lot of variety in what kids do in the games, which helps keep things fresh for them. However, some games are better than others, and the only way to tell what clicks for your kids is to try them out. Although ABCya! features categories for grades pre-K6+, the content really is best for early to mid-elementary grades. All the games require good mouse and keyboard skills, which may be difficult for young kids. Also, some games could really benefit from extra supports, like a way to repeat game instructions, or help when kids can't find the right answer. These games really are best for reviewing stuff kids have learned in other ways. The free web version offers lots of content, though kids will need to learn to stay away from the ads. The paid subscription is a nice option for getting rid of the ads. The subscription also adds the ability to save favorite games, set a screen time timer, and access the content on mobile devices. For some families, those features may be worth the investment; others can be perfectly happy with the free version. Overall, this game website has some great options for engaging kids with educational material.

Website Details

  • Subjects: Language & Reading: following directions, letter or word recognition, phonics, reading, spelling, Math: addition, division, fractions, geometry, multiplication, numbers, patterns, subtraction, Social Studies: geography, Arts: drawing
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: deduction, logic, solving puzzles, Self-Direction: identifying strengths and weaknesses, set objectives
  • Genre: Educational
  • Topics: Numbers and Letters
  • Pricing structure: Paid, Free (Subscribe to use an ad-free version on up to five devices: $9.99/month or $69.99/year.)
  • Last updated: May 17, 2021

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