Childhood Development Expert Names Sokikom Math Games as 2011 Best Vacation Children’s Products

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Dr. Toy Praises Online Math Social Learning Games for Their Educational, Entertaining Content and Good Value

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Sokikom combines the best in online gaming technology with outstanding educational content and easy parent-monitoring features to create standout math games that were an easy pick for my Best Vacation Children’s Products list.

Noted childhood development authority Dr. Toy named Sokikom’s math social learning games for students in grades 1-6 to her list of Best Vacation Children’s Products for 2011. The distinction marks a big step into the consumer educational toy market for the new online math games, which have already amassed a following in the education community among teachers and principals who have seen how in-school use of the games can engage young students in math learning and improve test scores.

Stevanne Auerbach, Ph.D., (a.k.a. Dr. Toy) has been a childhood specialist for more than 40 years, and her website, Dr. Toy’s Guide, was the first to evaluate toys and children’s products. Products named to the list are carefully chosen, using Dr. Toy’s extensive criteria developed over many years. They are evaluated for safety, age-appropriateness, design, durability, lasting play value, cultural and ethnic diversity, good transition from home to school, educational value, learning skills, creativity, improvement in the understanding of the community and the world, value for the price and, naturally, fun.

“No matter if your children love or hate numbers, be prepared for them to be begging you for more math lessons after you let them play Sokikom games,” said Dr Toy. “Sokikom combines the best in online gaming technology with outstanding educational content and easy parent-monitoring features to create standout math games that were an easy pick for my Best Vacation Children’s Products list.”

Sokikom currently includes three games: Frachine, which focuses on fractions, wholes and parts, percents, and decimals; Opirate, which emphasizes mathematic operations; and Treeching, which concentrates on the principles of measurement, time, money, and algebra.

“We are excited Sokikom math games are on Dr. Toy’s list of Best Vacation Children’s Products,” said Snehal Patel, founder and CEO of Sokikom. “This distinction confirms that Sokikom is a great resource for parents looking for summer fun for their kids that will also help them avoid the dreaded ‘summer slide’ in critical math skills.”

The online games also earned a 2011 Best Education Software (BESSIE) Award and finalist honors in the 2011 Association of Educational Publishers’ Distinguished Achievement Awards. The company was named the Best Educational Gaming and Adaptive Learning Company at the National Education Innovation Summit and one of 2011’s Most Innovative Internet/Social Networking companies in a competition by TiE50, which recognizes the world’s most enterprising technology startups.

For more information about Sokikom, visit http://www.Sokikom.com, become a fan on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Sokikom or follow on Twitter at http://twitter.com/Sokikom. Or learn more about how online games are helping children develop a love of math and build their math abilities on Sokikom’s blog at https://www.sokikom.com/blog/.

About Sokikom
Founded in 2008, Chandler, Ariz.-based Sokikom is an award-winning developer of math social learning games designed to motivate elementary school students in grades 1-6. Rooted in the nationally recognized standards of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Curriculum Focal Points for Grades PreK-8 and the new Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, Sokikom is focused on five core tenets: provide social learning where kids help kids learn math; adapt to individual students’ needs and learning styles; encourage positive and safe competitive game-play, which leads to measurable improvements; and connect school and home to allow for continuous web-based learning.

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