Toronto ON (PRWEB) October 23, 2013
The Thinking Skills Club, an innovative school club where kids play computer games that develop learning capacity, is showing up in a variety of settings this Fall:
The club uses a website to provide games under a range of headings, from Executive Function to Social Skills, which can improve those skills just by playing them. Progress is tracked using a "brain puzzle" each student builds as they beat the games.
Because it's just playing games on a website, it is simple to set up and use, says club founder Mitch Moldofsky. Unlike other offerings of this sort, these games aren't proprietary but sourced from online gaming sites such as Nitrome and Miniclip, which kids flock to for entertainment. Who knew they could be educational as well?
"I'm glad to see it finding a home among those who deal with kids with exceptional learning needs," says Moldofsky, a cognitive learning specialist, from his home in Toronto. "But I think the games are just as valuable for the average kid."
Moldofsky himself has run the club as an after school activity at his two sons' public school for the past three years.