Site URL: FunBrain.com
Content: Fun Brain, a site for kids at the preschool through grade 8 levels, offers more than 100 fun, interactive games that develop skills in math, reading and literacy.
Design: Bright and colorful, Fun Brain is a feast for the elementary student’s eyes. The entire site pops with color and clickable features, but is careful not to bombard users with too much of either. The games are easy enough for younger students, and the learning curve for playing them is relatively small.
Review: Fun Brain’s games help students build on what they have learned in class and acquire new skills in reading, math and problem solving. This makes the site a great supplement for students who may need extra practice outside of school hours.
A special Teachers’ Section offers a curriculum guide, game finder and standards finder, along with other materials. These help teachers efficiently locate the games that will most help their students.
The games themselves focus on language arts and math, so students can have fun while mastering these subjects. Some of the games even align with Common Core State Standards. It also doesn’t hurt that some of the most popular fictional characters among the Pre-K to eighth-grade set—such as those from Diary of a Wimpy Kid—pop up in many of the games.
Bottom Line: Fun Brain offers a wealth of games that can supplement classroom instruction and help students who may be falling behind.