If your children like the Numberjacks, then I have an exclusive for you. There is now an online game called Numberjacks: Mission to Learn.
The premise of the game is that you are an agent, assisting the Numberjacks. You can wear a disguise if you like! You play games to build up your brain gain. Once you have built up enough brain gain you go on a mission and earn stars and other rewards that you display in your room in the Numberjacks' sofa.
Three year old Presley and I have been playing the game all week and he has sat and concentrated for an hour at a time. each time. He already liked the Numberjacks television programme on CBeebies and he has also shown an interest in numbers, so I expected he would like the game. He asks to play it all the time.
I have control of the laptop, but he answers the Numberjacks' questions. Older children could operate the controls themselves, although it is nice to be able to sit with your child and solve puzzles.
I liked that the games and missions are educational and fun at the same time.
Numberjacks: Mission to Learn is brand new and as such there maybe a couple of bugs, but the technical team are there ready to resolve them straightaway.
You need to pay a subscription (either individual or family) to play, but readers of Sandy Calico Reviews can use the following discount code for a reduction of 30%, valid until 31st January 2011: SANDYREVIEWS30
Presley and I give Numberjacks: Mission to Learn a big thumbs up. If you're still not convinced you could just join for a month for £4.99, less 30% discount, so that would be £3.50. See how you get on. £3.50 for an hour's peace every day for a month? Bargain!