Paxel123

Country:
Iceland
Language:
Danish, English, Finnish, Icelandic, Polish, Swedish
Age range:
< 3 years of age, 3-6 years of age
Resouce type:
Online game, Website
Operating system:
Android, iOS, Windows
Main topic of the resource:
Arts and culture, Everyday life and leisure, Media, Science, nature and technology
Main function of the resource:
Acquire and retain life skills, Build up positive relationships with their family and friends, Enhance and enable creativity, Encourage their sense of self, community and place, Enhance social/cultural understanding, Have fun and enjoy themselves, Learn and develop
Checklist criteria met:
Age range and objectives, Stimulating experiences, Usability, Accessibility/inclusivity, Reliability, Safety, Privacy, Social media elements, Commercial elements
Producer:
Paxel123 and SAFT
Description


The Icelandic website paxel123.com in 2013 came first in a European competition for best content for children. Paxel123.com won the competition in the category ‘Adult non-professionals category'. It is a website with entertaining, educational games for children in preschool and primary school. Its aim is to stimulate literacy in mathematics and language in a safe online environment.

The games are also suitable for children with special needs and for second language teaching. Access is free and with no adds, no registration and no personal information about the users is gathered.

The games are in all the Nordic languages including Greenlandic, plus English and Polish.

Anna Margret Olafsdottir, on the origin of Paxel123.com: "When mapping interest areas of my young students, I observed that almost all had interest in Letters, Maths and forms. One night I got the idea to develop the games onto an online platform. In the beginning the idea was a little scary since I don't even know how to use Excel! But with support from my family and a little funding from different national and Nordic funds, I created a website which includes 13 different games, including one on safer internet, in 9 different languages. Looking ahead,I would be interested in making the games available in more languages as well turning them into apps for tablets. "