BOSTON - Feb. 28, 2012 - Funbrain, a fun and safe website with learning-based games for kids ages 3-11, is one of the Top 100 Educational Websites of 2012, according to the readers of Homeschool.com. Homeschool.com is the No. 1 homeschooling site on the Internet, with 2.5 million unique visitors. Funbrain's free educational games for children, online books, puzzles and games, comics and more offer homeschooling parents great ways to reinforce what their kids are learning.
"For 15 years, Funbrain has offered young learners a fun and safe place to have some laughs while building their math and reading skills," said Jess M. Brallier, publisher, Funbrain. "We are proud that homeschoolers around the country support our philosophy that learning can be fun by recognizing Funbrain as one of the Top 100 Educational Websites of 2012."
Both online reading and math games are included on Funbrain. The site's Math Arcade features 25 engaging online math games, which test both arcade skills and math knowledge.
Funbrain's Reading Arcade is jam-packed with reading games and books that will help homeschool learners of every age and interest level build their literacy skills. Games such as "Grammar Gorillas" and "Word Confusion" give them the chance to have some fun while learning. Or they can play Mad Libs online and add words to create silly sentences and stories - laughing out loud while learning spelling and grammar.
The original home of the bestselling "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" by Jeff Kinney, Funbrain features other books such as "Tess's Tree" for young readers and "Camp Confidential," about young Natalie's experience at sleep-away camp. Or kids can get some laughs and build their reading skills with the Reading Arcade's comic series in games such as "Lost Side of Suburbia" and "Brewster Rocket."
Funbrain also features great games and activities for the youngest of homeschool learners in The Moms' & Kids' Playground. When kids ages 2-6 and their parents visit the Playground, they will discover unique, colorful characters and exciting games for young learners. The simple, mouse-driven, safe, educational online games foster hand-eye coordination and visual acuity as well as reinforce important concepts, such as counting. The brightly colored characters featured in each online game are engaging, and their antics are sure to make little ones giggle as they build important skills, learn new concepts and, best of all, share time with a parent. For example, they might play "Helipopper," a game where they pop balloons that match the characters' hats and learn color identification. Or they might learn more about shapes by completing the "Rockin' Rabbit" puzzle.
Funbrain, created for kids age preschool through grade 8, offers more than 100 fun, interactive games that develop skills in math, reading and literacy. Since 1997, kids, teachers, librarians and parents have enthusiastically turned to Funbrain for its free educational games, online books and comics. Teachers, librarians and parents can trust Funbrain to provide a fun and safe gaming environment that bridges learning and entertainment.
Funbrain is published by Family Education Network, a part of Pearson (NYSE: PSO), the world's largest integrated education company. Pearson's other primary operations include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group.
Lisa Wolfe, L. Wolfe Communications, 773-227-1049, firstname.lastname@example.org