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Guide to Web's best educational games ideal for all ages.
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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Users won't find anythingobjectionable on the site, but because it is simply adirectory that links to hundreds of other sites, there is the slim potentialfor not-so-educational items to slip in somewhere.

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The site does have several Google-sponsoredads, but they're small, subtle, and are typically promoting other educational Web sites oroffers. The links to games, however, run the gamut. Some sites have little tono promotional messaging, while others have abundant ads, offers, or contestsand are tied to entities that plug their own products.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this site is essentially a comprehensive directory of hundreds ofchildren's educational games. It can be daunting to search out educationalgames across the vast worldwide Web, so this site does the legwork for parentsand kids and acts as a giant, organized glossary that categorizes and ratesgames that have educational value.

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What's it about?

In Italian, "ramo" meansbranch. In the thick, overgrown forest that is the worldwide Web, it's helpfulto have someone point out the exact thing you're looking for. RAMOGAMES acts as your forest ranger, organizing and categorizing hundredsof online games that have educational components. Though the site does create theoccasional game of its own, it's primarily an online directory that lets kids,parents, and educators locate games they're interested in. Individual games areorganized according to category, and visitors will find nearly every educationalcategory imaginable, from addition and astronomy to geometry and geography -- and everything in between. There's even a category devoted solely to iPhonegames. Search any category, and the site will show you a handful of games totry. A quick search of "History," for instance, brings up a dozen different linksto games that challenge kids' knowledge of history.

Is it any good?


Parents, kids, and teacherswill find much to appreciate at RamoGames. It's a well-organized sitethat simplifies the search process, and its clear format makes it easy to sort throughthe 40+ categories and find educational games. Categories range from simplesubjects such as Counting and Animals to the more complex and involved(i.e. Japanese, Chemistry, and Life.

Users -- parents and kids -- are asked to rate eachgame on a scale of 1-5 stars and post comments about that particular title.This proves to be extremely useful information. One suggestion for improvement: a search function that enables visitors to search by age in addition tocategory.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about why online(and even iPhone) games are more than just entertainment. How can playing gameshelp reinforce the lessons kids are learning in school? Why is it moreenjoyable to learn about geography or fractions through a game rather thanthrough a textbook or classroom?

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Adult Written bycyber December 25, 2009

One of my favorite sites

I love this site - I can't believe it took me so long to find something so simple and so useful!
What other families should know
Educational value
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Adult Written byTheMelMonster April 14, 2009

Great one stop educational game shop

I started getting to know the founder of Ramo Games a few months back, right around the time when they were really expanding their content. They're a great group of people really trying to make a difference in the lives of kids. I highly recommend their site, not only as a place to find just about any educational game you could ever ask for, but also as a safe place to send your kids. They have a really nice blog too. Perfect for teachers, parents, and children alike.
Adult Written byfdjdsk March 30, 2009

Great site

I have been using this site the past 2 months since a friend who is part of my PTA suggested it. I love it because it is a comprehensive directory. I make my 7-year old only play games in different categories (history, math, logic) depending on where she needs the most help.


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