Tech Terms: Edutainment

Edutainment is one of those combo words, like “guesstimate,” that combines two regular words into one term that really isn’t a word. As you may have guessed, “edutainment” is a blend of education and entertainment. This term is used to describe various forms of entertainment that also educate. Some examples include “Sesame Street,” shows on the Discovery channel, and websites such as HowStuffWorks.com.

One industry that is loaded with edutainment products is kid’s software. Most kids games are developed not only to entertain children, but to educate them as well. Games like Oregon Trail and Math Blasters teach kids about history and math while keeping them entertained. Reader Rabbit is a popular line of games that help kids learn to read in a fun way. Parents can be encouraged that there are positive software titles out there after all.

Source: http://techterms.com/definition/edutainment

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