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Updated: June 28, 2010 18:37 IST

Fun games in learning

R. KRITHIKA
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Here's Brain Nook with a new take on how to learn English and Math easily…

For those kids who are bored with their studies, and for parents who are despairing of getting them to study, here's some hope. Brain Nook, from Nunook Interactive Pvt Ltd, offers kids exciting games that are based on the NCERT Maths and English syllabus. And parents won't have to worry about the kids constantly playing games on the computer. Children take on the role of Zorg, an alien, who has to collect enough stars to repair his spaceship. To get the stars, the children have to travel to virtual worlds and win points.

The games are age-appropriate, which means that kids of different ages get to see different games. The virtual worlds are colourful and urge exploration. Once the introduction to Zorg is over, the viewer faces a screen with four options: Forest, Beach, Desert and Winter. Click on any one to move Zorg. Once the screen opens, click on the items to move Zorg and a balloon will tell you whether that particular game is about Math or English.

It's a fun way to learn various mathematical concepts: fractions, prime numbers…

In English, you have punctuation, synonyms and antonyms, forming sentences and so on. There are different levels of difficulty so that you don't get discouraged right at the start. Parents are kept updated with their children's progress too.

Brain Nook is currently available for the eight to11 years age group. There is a separate version for school use and another to be used at home. Though you need an Internet connection, the application is desktop-based. The child has to click on an icon on the desktop rather than open a browser, which minimises chances of getting into an undesirable website.

It's an initiative sure to be welcomed by all three parties concerned: parents, teachers and the children. Now if only if there was something like this for more age groups!

Check out the demo at http://www.brainnook.com and contact support@brainnook.com for more details. The version for schools is a little different, so interested schools can contact schools@brainnook.com or +91-99620-12357.

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