Parents need to know that ABCYa! is an educational games website that organizes games by grade level (K-5) and subject categories, including letters, numbers, holiday games, and more. Games include arcade-style games that kids use arrow keys to play, word find games that can be played on screen or printed, racing games that can be played virtually against other players, typing games, and more. Some of the games may require a parent or teacher to read brief instructions, but most — even for kids in younger grades — are self-explanatory. The main page is a bit ad heavy. The games include one or two banner ads, vetted for appropriateness, and ads for any app versions of the site’s games.
ABCYA! gives kids the freedom to choose from dozens of safe, educational games categorized in ways that even younger kids can probably begin to conceptualize why certain games are grouped with others. The site creators say they need to include some ads in order to keep the site free for all users, and the ads (other than on the main page), aren’t terribly intrusive. Still, the prevalence of ads is the only downside to this otherwise well-organized, fun, and sticky educational gaming website. It is a great website with grades 1st through 5th grade. I am 10 and still go on that website. Grade level lessons incorporate areas such as math and language arts while introducing basic computer skills. Many of the kindergarten and first grade activities are equipped with sound to enhance understanding.
Fun children’s Holiday activities are available in grade level sections! Apple, The New York Times, Disney Family Fun Magazine and Fox News have featured ABCya.com’s award-winning games and apps.