Sometimes around here, we notice some pretty neat “dream” stuff. A few ones designed for children have come onto our radar lately:
The DreamStarter site encourages children to play the game and come up with a story based on prompts (including “genre”, “conflict” and more). Kids can also submit their own beginning from which others can spin a tale.
DreamBox Learning makes math fun (Really?! Why do these things come out when it’s already too late for me…) In all nerdy honesty, I happen to love these kinds of toys. I was lucky enough to have parents who got me educational toys when I was growing up, and while getting a black and white toy filled with something like felt circles and measuring tape wasn’t as exciting as receiving the latest Immobilizer 6000, it helped instill the idea that learning can be enjoyable. It’s a nice idea to make a game out of something like math – especially when the game looks even more interactive than even my beloved Speak and Spell.