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March 01, 2015

Brainzy Review

Handy, engaging early reading and math topics in fun, inviting package

How Can Teachers Use It?

Activities are best for practice rather than introducing new topics. With no progress trackers in the free version, kids are on their own to experiment through trial and error with the material. The premium version offers more infrastructure and support. Teachers can show the introductory videos to the class, then have kids go through the topic sets on their own. Or, allow kids to explore and choose which topics they want to practice. When kids enter the Brainzy world, all learning topics are open to them, so teachers should provide some guidelines so the little ones don't get stuck with something that's way over their heads. Teachers need not be tied down by Brainzy's grade distinctions, though. Use the progress trackers to gauge what and how well kids are doing; some kids may be ready for more challenging material than others. And be sure to include lots of in-class activities that touch on the same topics to give kids a well-rounded learning environment.

Read full story on Common Sense Graphite.

February 12, 2015

Brainzy Review

Common Sense Media says

Basic early reading, math spiced up for good fun.

Parents need to know that Brainzy is an interactive platform that gives kids practice with pre-K, K, and 1st grade math and reading skills. Each subtopic offers a collection of games, songs, videos, and read-along storybooks. There's no inappropriate content, but there is some mild cartoonish aggression in some videos. Once kids finish an activity set, they can try another or play again to improve their performance. There's a lot of audio support and reading out loud, so pre-readers should be able to play without problems, although kids do need to be able to handle a mouse. A free version offers access to a limited number of individual games, whereas the pay version allows kids to follow a learning sequence with games and extra material. Parents can create up to three profiles and see detailed progress reports on how far along kids are in any particular topic.

Read full story on Common Sense Media.

January 31, 2015

Brainzy Helps Parents and Teachers Make Screen Time Matter

Developed by Education.com, Brainzy is a first of its kind educational program that helps kids ages 3-7 practice the skills teachers say are most important for academic success ... without getting side tracked with awards and other non-educational activities within the website. Subscribers have unlimited access to hundreds of games, teaching videos, original stories and songs that cover concepts aligned with the Common Core Curriculum State Standsards for early reading and math. Brainzy is available by monthly subscription ($6.99 per month) or annual subscription ($3.99 per month), and provides an ad-free environment safe for kids to explore on a tablet, desktop or laptop computer. Each Brainzy account can accommodate up to three players, making it a snap for parents to customize Brainzy for multiple children. Brainzy also offers a classroom version for teachers. Visit brainzy.com to sign up for a free 7-day trial AND visit nepafamily.com to WIN a 1-year subscription ($48 value).

Read full story on NEPA family magazine.

December 29, 2014

Brainzy Giveaway

Brainzy is a great way to keep parents, teachers and kids happy. In our home we are both the parents and the teachers (we homeschool :) ), so Brainzy has been a wonderful addition to both our home and our classroom. It's also great for parents who want to help their kids with supplemental classroom education on weekends or after school.

Brainzy is a gift that keeps on giving ... all year round. Although the "traditional" gift-giving day is over, that doesn't mean that you can't still give the gift of Brainzy. Whether you are giving it as a gift or whether you are using it as a fun, educational help, there is no doubt that they've covered the bases well and have come up with a great program. One of my favorite aspects of the games are that they encourage your kids to think creatively and to use their imagination. They really are fun - and it's amazing what types of things your children will pick-up and learn when they are having fun doing it!

Read full story on Glimpse.

December 11, 2014

Mr. Dad Seal of Approval Winners for Winter Holidays 2014

Brainzy (Education.com)

Helping a child learn at home—whether it’s part of a homeschool program or just some academic reinforcement—is a wonderful way for the two of you to bond with each other. But it’s always a struggle to find activities that both satisfy our natural fatherly desire to educate and guide, and also make learning fun (for the kids and for us). If that sounds familiar and you have one or more kids in the 3-7 set, you’ll definitely want to check out Brainzy.

Read full story on Mr. Dad.

December 10, 2014

Brainzy Brings Fun to Early Learning Efforts

I'm always interested in the ways in which companies are combining technology with learning initiatives, and I recently got the chance to check out Brainzy, a new math and reading program from Education.com that focuses on 30 foundational academic skills for ages 3 to 7. The site was developed based on data from the 20 million worksheets or modules downloaded by educators from Education.com every year (to put this in perspective, one-quarter of U.S. teachers have accessed materials from Education.com).

Brainzy eliminates the foundational learning guesswork on the part of parents, and teachers, by aligning with Common Core Standards on subjects like reading and math for pre-k, kindergarten and first grade students. Along with hundreds of academically-themed games, there are 50 educational songs and 50 read-along stories. For parents and educators who want to give the site a test drive, Brainzy offers a 7-day free trial. After that the monthly cost for families and teachers is less than a trip or two to the coffee shop and provides unlimited access to the resources on the site.

Read full story on The Huffington Post - Education.

November 25, 2014

Boost Your Kids’ Brainpower With Brainzy

Brainzy is a new subscription-based educational web site packed with games, videos, and activities for kids in pre-kindergarten through 1st grade. What makes Brainzy stand out from the online educational games crowd? A cast of unique characters plays happy host to kids ages 3-7 as they supplement their learning with engaging reading and math games in an easy-to-use interface.

My daughter is in half-day kindergarten, so we are always on the lookout for more ways to reinforce what she’s learning during her shorter time in school. Usually the overwhelming clutter of other educational web sites makes worthwhile activities hard to find. But once we signed up for Brainzy, she was immediately able to jump in and get started.

Read full story on GeekMom.

November 11, 2014

Brainzy Review and Giveaway

My kiddos have far surpassed the targeted 3-7 age range for Education.com’s newly released math and reading subscription program, Brainzy. And while there are days when I would barter my hidden stash of dark chocolate to push back time, it’s not going to happen. So, instead of lamenting what was NOT available for them, I’m rejoicing in what IS available for you, and that is Brainzy.

Brainzy is a stellar online game-based program (for iPads, laptops and desktops) set in the playful “Land of Knowhere”. There, thanks to the work of Mike Gray, the cutest characters imaginable lead kids through the more than 300 games, stories and activities available.

Read full story on The Pioneer Woman.

November 09, 2014

Why we use Brainzy for online learning

Education.com has launched a new online education learning site for children ages 3-7. The methods behind the games and activities are derived from the Common Core Curriculum State Standards. Whether you agree with the Common Core or not, these standards are set to hold teachers accountable and students at levels right for their age and abilities. These activities make learning fun and engaging for the kids. Brainzy makes a great supplement to what they are learning in the classroom in the early elementary years.

Read full story on Parenting Healthy.

November 03, 2014

Start Learning Early With Brainzy.com

I love finding games, apps and websites that have enough educational content to satisfy the former teacher in me with enough fun and entertainment to keep the kids interested in playing again and again. One of my newest finds is Brainzy.com developed by Education.com, one of the web’s fastest growing parenting and educational resource websites.

Brainzy is a unique math and reading program designed for kids in pre-K through first grade (roughly 3-7 years old). It offers more than 300 games, stories and activities to teach foundational concepts in reading and math and provides fun opportunities for students to practice and master the concepts. ...

Read full story on Mom Trends.