The Iron Trial perfect for Potter fans

If your kids loved Harry Potter, they’ll enjoy The Iron Trial, by heavy-hitting YA authors Cassandra Clare and Holly Black. If those names sound familiar, they should—Clare wrote the best-selling Mortal Instruments series for young adults and Black is co-creator of the popular Spiderwick Chronicles. The Iron Trial is the first […]


Great free, online game with words

The online game Onomastica is what’s known as a “platformer.” In other words, it’s one of those run-and-jump games, like Mario (except much simpler). You make the character run or jump using the –> arrows on your keyboard. With Onomastica, however, the character also interacts with simple words. When he […]

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Internet word game: Dungeon Scroll

They won’t even realize they’re learning. If you’ve got a child who’s into computer games but you’d rather they read, here’s something that will make you an ultra-cool parent. It’s called Dungeon Scroll, and it’s simple and fun. In each “dungeon” you face an enemy. You defeat the enemies by […]