Boost Your Kids’ Brainpower With Brainzy [Giveaway!]

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Brainzy is a new subscription-based educational web site packed with games, videos, and activities for kids in pre-kindergarten through 1st grade. What makes Brainzy stand out from the online educational games crowd? A cast of unique characters plays happy host to kids ages 3-7 as they supplement their learning with engaging reading and math games in an easy-to-use interface.

My daughter is in half-day kindergarten, so we are always on the lookout for more ways to reinforce what she’s learning during her shorter time in school. Usually the overwhelming clutter of other educational web sites makes worthwhile activities hard to find. But once we signed up for Brainzy, she was immediately able to jump in and get started.


My five-year-old was immediately drawn to the one-of-a-kind characters. Not only are they creative—a police officer ice cream cone, for one—they are bright, colorful, and cheerful helpers in the site’s math and reading games.

The kindergarten games are just the right level of difficulty, although if we wanted to up the challenge, it would be simple to start on the first grade activities instead. The kindergarten read-alouds are narrated at a brisk pace that holds my daughter’s interest, followed up by helpful reading comprehension quizzes that show me if she really did pay attention to the video rather than zone out while it plays.

All in all, this is an excellent supplement to early elementary education, and at $3.99/month with unlimited play, it’s reasonably priced. With new activities added at no additional cost, and a large number of math and reading activities that keep her interested, Brainzy is a site we’ll be returning to regularly.

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Winners will be chosen at random at the end of the contest and notified by email. You must reply to our winner notification within two days, or the prize will be offered to another entrant. U.S. entries only. Contest ends November 30, 2014.

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Kelly Knox is a freelance writer in Seattle, WA, where she contributes to local parenting magazines. She also writes for, Geek & Sundry, Forever Young Adult, and more. You can find crafts and art projects for geeky families at her blog The St{art} Button.