"While a small
number of people can travel the world in eight minutes
surfing the web; there are 800 million people who cannot
read a line of four inches, the length of a paperback
Mission: Create, design, implement
and disseminate innovative educational games that meet
the requirements of the Knowledge Society.
Vision: Qualify learning, specifically
reading, writing and basic math, through the use of
our tool-games to motivate the development of critical
thinking. "Learn to Think by Playing."
- Facilitate access to systematic learning for both youth
and adults who have not had access or have suspended
their formal education due to conditions of displacement,
poverty, violence, school dropout or loss of freedom.
- Increase reading and math proficiency in public and
private school institutions.
- Train and bring up to date teachers and community leaders,
so they are able to positively transform the teaching-learning
process, both in formal and non formal settings.
Javier Gonzalez has dedicated his life to education.
He seeks to transform routine teaching into dynamic
Initially, Javier published several educational works.
After doings observation and research with illiterate
people playing board games like dominoes, Javier observes
the abstraction and logical abilities of those who had
never gone through school. These observations were the
basis for creating the "abcdespañol -the
literacy game-." The user friendly qualities of
abcdespañol and its exemplary results, which
are achieved in a very short amount of time, has brought
international acceptance. With the use of this game,
literacy was expanded and qualified; making space, time
and the role of educators more flexible and more efficient.
The abcdespañol doe not only promote teamwork,
its activities also address multiple intelligences,
thus consolidating the "learning to learn",
an essential step for the formation of conscious autodidacts.
Our learning games or tool-games, enable the acquisition
of knowledge, attitudes, values, skills and abilities
while strengthening the use of reading, writing and
math as basic tools for future systematic learning.
In the ludic dynamics that abcdespañol offers,
we find opportunities for discovery, self-assessment,
co-evaluation and demonstration. It provides a safe
space to practice the right to be wrong and allows for
numerous opportunities to experiment and corroborate
responses. These are required elements for active, creative
and permanent learning. Additionally, the dynamics of
the game promotes socialization, creating and reinforcing
values such as solidarity, cooperation and respect.
First Aid for the Brain
First Aid for the Brain is an educational complex which
corresponds to the basic cycle. The skills it develops
are essential for Lifelong Learning.
The tool-games contained on the First Aid for the Brain
complex are the most basic elements required to avoid
difficulties stemming from rote and content learning.
- abcdespañol: Develops basic
reading and writing skills through the development of
linguistic awareness. This game has been adapted and
used with great success in the four major Mayan languages
in Guatemala and versions in Catalan, Portuguese and
English are currently being evaluated and validated.
- ABC of mathematics: Allows and promotes
the development of the relationship:
reality - quantity - symbol - operative.
- Abacus Vertical: Promotes the discovery
and construction of numerical systems and allows the
acquisition of basic concepts such as system, base,
absolute, relative, positional values, scale and proportion.
- Case Logic: Develop processes of symbolization.
Facilitates the construction of conceptual maps. It
is the bridge to technological literacy.
- The i on the dots. The Mathematical Ingenuity
of Domino: The Domino game is much more than
pairing quantity of dots. The i on the dots, seeks to
promote the ingenuity, imagination, inventiveness and
- abcdEnglish, abcdePortugués and Mayan
Languages: Designed similar to the "abcdespañol
¨. These tool-games develop linguistic awareness
either in mother tongue (L1) or as a second language