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The Brain Gym

Phoneme Awareness Games - games with letters

The purpose of this game is to guess the hidden words by picking a letter at a time. If you guess the wrong letter too many times you will lose the game

In this game, your task is to use the given tiles to form words with 3 to 8 letters. You will be given a grid which contains numerous letter blocks, and you can form words by clicking the blocks. A selected tile will be marked in red, while its adjacent pieces will also be highlighted. When you are forming a word, the next coming letter must be adjacent to the previous letter. You may click the first letter again if you would like to cancel your selections. After you have finished spelling a word, click the final letter again to submit. A score will be given based on the length of the word. The number of words need to be formed will be shown on the left of the screen, and you need to fulfill the requirement in order to proceed. If you would like to get a new letter block, you can click an empty space in the play area, but note that blocks will also be automatically added to the grid from time to time. When the letter blocks pile up and all columns reach the top of the playing area, the game ends. Compete with friends and family and see who is the ultimate word master!

Educational Word Games

find the words from the word list on the right, which can run in any direction, including diagonally and back to front!

Form words vertically or horizontally using the arrow keys or your keyboard to control the descending letter and score points

How many words can you form with the given letters? Form words with 3 to 8 letters within the time limit. Your word list will be sorted alphabetically.

Math Games

Math (maths) games which make learning fun! You'll find a great collection below which will help to reinforce early math skills - some of them easier, some harder for older children. If you don't see the game, you will need to download Adobe Flash Player

Use simple addition to calculate whether the passengers have paid the correct fare. If the amount paid is not enough, then you can press the button to close the doors so that they cannot leave the bus without paying proper money. If the amount is enough but you close the doors, then you will be scolded and you will lose a life; on the other hand if the money is not enough and you let the people out, then you will also lose a life! There are 10 levels, and each level is more difficult than the previous one. NB This game uses $ amounts, but as they are simple digits kids familiar with other currencies should also be able to enjoy it.

Younger children will enjoy the thrill of guessing "higher" or "lower" - but older children can stretch their memories and practise probabilities too. A very good game for all ages.

In this game you have 4 cards, and you are required to use these 4 cards and arithmetic signs to make a formula that gives 24. Ace is 1, Jack is 11, Queen is 12, King is 13. You can use add, subtract, multiply, divide and brackets in the formulas, and all the four cards must be used. For older kids.

In this game there are snaking lines of balls with numbers on them. You can shoot balls to add new balls to the line. When the balls you shoot and the balls beside it add up to 10, these balls will be destroyed. You can also destroy a group of same numbered balls with only one ball. When you destroy all the balls you can proceed to the next level. If the balls reach the hole, then you lose the game. Occasionally there will be coins that appear on the screen, you can shoot the coins to get the colours of the balls sorted for a while, it will be a lot easier. Use the mouse to control the direction of the shots and click to shoot. You can also press the space bar to swap between the ball to shoot and the next ball. Be warned - this game is very addictive!

Number Twins features a grid of balls numbered from 1 to 9. You need to match the balls that add up to 10. A pair of balls can only be matched if they can be connected by a line that turns at most twice. If you can match the balls with a star on them, then the other balls will all be sorted by colour and it will be easier to spot the ball pairs. Use the mouse to click the balls to form the pairs. The faster you finish, the higher the score. Great practice for number bonds!

In this game there are 9 numbers, ranging from 1 to 9. You and the computer take turns to pick up a number. When 3 of a player's picks add up to 15, then that player wins.

Instead of searching for words, you search for numbers representing the answers to an equation

This game challenges your reaction speed and judgement. You will be presented with a simple equation and you need to fill in the missing mathematical symbols to complete the equation as quickly as possible. The faster you answer, the higher your score.

You are given equations which you need to solve them as quickly as possible. You can enter the answer by clicking the number buttons on the screen or by pressing the number keys on the keyboard. Be warned - as you go up the levels the equations get much harder!

This Math Man game is like Pacman but with an added twist that will help you practise your calculations! As well as the normal "food" to eat, you will have to eat the ghosts by solving increasingly difficult equations...

Your goal in the game is to spend as little money as possible. Each day you will be given a certain budget to purchase food ingredients. When the game starts, you will receive $100, and you can click to choose a desired food item so that it can be moved to your shopping cart. During the game, you will lose if your available budget is not enough to purchase the items and cannot fulfill the calorie goal of the day, so spend your money wisely and stay healthy!

Attention Strengthening Games

Use your mouse to point out five differences between the pictures - the quicker the better for higher scores!

Can you arrange the columns and rows to reveal the picture? Drag with your mouse. If you don't see the game, you will need Adobe Flash Player - which can be downloaded (free) from here.

Catch as many baseballs as you can in 60 seconds! Use the left and right arrow keys to move your glove and line it up with the balls to catch them.

Sequencing and Memory Games

Remember the objects shown on the cards and find their corresponding matches. Finish the game with as few moves as possible to rocket up the leader board!

In this game, your task is to observe the sequence in which the computer lights up the color bulbs, and then repeat the sequence.

Memorize and recall the positions of the color balls so as to pair them up

Recall the sequences of the given images

Click and reveal the numbers or letters previously shown according to the required sequence displayed at the bottom of the screen. This must be done within the time limit shown at the top right corner, or you will lose.

Auditory Discrimination

Phonics Games

Listen to the word and type in the letter of the beginning sound. Click the levers to control the pictures

Click on the picture that starts with the letter shown

Alphabetical order

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