Let’s face it, most kids love video games. With school getting back in session soon you can use this love of video games get your kids ready. While many video games offer no educational value there are some great games that your kids will enjoy that also will stimulate their brain and teach them. Here is a breakdown of the top 5 back to school video game products for students.
Back to School Video Game Products – LeapFrog Tag Reading System
The LeapFrog Tag Reading System encourages students to read and learn words through interactive books. Ideal for children ages 4 to 8 it is a top back to school tool because it encourages reading skills, word identification, phonetic skills and reading comprehension. With over 40 books available, including many current popular current Disney titles, there are books for any reader’s age and ability.
Back to School Video Game Products –Scribblenauts
Scribblenauts for the Nintendo DS lets students use their imagination and creativity to complete puzzles. In addition to this, it is a top back to school video game because of the massive dictionary of words it uses. Students playing Scribblenauts simply have to write the item they want to use to solve a puzzle and it appears on screen. This requires proper spelling or looking up words in the dictionary.
Back to School Video Game Products – Professor Layton
Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box and Professor Layton and the Curious Village are Nintendo DS games that have hundreds of puzzles to solve. These mystery titles are top back to school video games because they require logical problem solving. In addition to the main game there are also free weekly puzzles to download keeping students coming back regularly to keep their mind sharp.
Back to School Video Game Products – Brain Age 2
Designed to exercise the brain across various disciplines Brain Age 2 is a top back to school video game. It combines fun games with memory, math and language challenges. Available for the Nintendo DS it is great for students off all ages.
Back to School Video Game Products – Rock Band 3
With music classes quickly disappearing from schools you can still give your student a solid musical education with the lessons in Rock Band 3. With full lessons from beginner through expert for guitar, piano and drums Rock Band 3 is the first music game to let you play real instruments in game. Releasing on October 26th 2010 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii it perfectly combines the fun of gaming with music instruction. This makes it the top back to school video game for students and parents alike.
Tag Reading System, Leapfrog.com
Scribblenauts, 5th Cell
Professor Layton, ProfessorLaytonds.com
Brain Age 2, BrainAge.com
Rock Band 3, Harmonix