A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this website.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that no registration is required to use the site. But take note: pages may load very slowly, even if you follow the site's recommendation to update your browser and Flash, Shockwave, and Sun Java plug-ins.
What's it about?
Although FUNSCHOOL.COM's educational games are the most prominently featured part of the site, users can also view brief craft project videos and printable .pdf activities, including word searches and coloring pages. Dozens of games for kids in preschool through sixth grade center on school subject matter ranging from math and science to music and language. And, possibly most importantly, they're fun! The games are easy to figure out, often feature different levels of difficulty kids can select from, and involve clever graphics and sounds.
Is it any good?
FUNSCHOOL.COM, part of Disney's portfolio of sites geared toward parents and families, features a variety of games for kids in preschool through sixth grade. The site also has videos on craft projects and printable coloring pages. The games focus on educational subjects like math and science; some also touch on music and the arts, and reinforce language skills. Brief polls on topics like what you like to do best after school let kids feel like they're interacting with the site; a separate section features family activity suggestions and other materials for parents and teachers.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about how word and math games are different from games with shooting or fighting. How can games help you learn and still be fun?
Are all games you find online always meant for kids? How can you tell if a game is OK for someone your age?
Funschool.com promotes learning, but kids can still get sucked in to playing game after game. How can you decide how much time to spend online? Discuss how you can set family screen time limits that stick.
- Subjects: Math: addition, numbers
Language & Reading: letter or word recognition, spelling
- Skills: Self-Direction: academic development, personal growth
Thinking & Reasoning: part-whole relationships, problem solving
- Genre: Gaming
- Topics: History, Holidays, Monsters, Ghosts, and Vampires, Numbers and Letters
- Pricing structure: Free
- Last updated: June 20, 2019
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