Game to Help Young Children Develop Analytical Skills
Learn to Code with El Chavo is a freeeducational game from Televisa for five- to eight-year-old children to learn about the logic behind computer coding through the characters of El Chavo del Ocho (often shortened to El Chavo), a Mexican television sitcom that gained enormous popularity in Latin America and Spain, as well as in the United States. The online game helps children develop problem-solving skills and analytical competencies. The first two levels focus on learning how sequences and spatial reasoning works. The game also offers a Parent section where parents can follow their child’s progress.
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A collaboration of DragonBox and Play Magnus, which was started by chess world champion Magnus Carlsen, Magnus Kingdom of Chess introduces children aged 8 and up to chess rules and strategies so they learn enough to transition to a real board. The game breaks down chess into such small components so it is approachable for anyone.
TheReDistricting Game is designed to educate, engage, and empower students around the issue of political redistricting. The game provides a basic introduction to the redistricting system, allows players to explore the ways in which abuses can undermine the system, and provides information about reform initiatives, including a playable version of the Tanner Reform Bill to demonstrate the ways in which the system might be made more consistent with tenets of good governance.