Tuesday, May 19, 2009
This site is directed at parents and is chock full of good information for helping your children succeed at reading. Reading Rockets has many helpful articles, videos, and links for parents working to improve their kids' reading skills.
Prongo.com offers games for students in preschool - 6th grade. The games for preschoolers are less educational, as they mainly focus on practicing with the computer mouse. For older students, however, Prongo.com has a variety of good games, with a focus on math. Simply click on your age group to see a list of available games. Batter's Up Baseball, Lemonade Larry, and Farm Stand are a few of the fun math games you can try at Prongo.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
There are a lot of great games on Funschool! It can be a little confusing to navigate, however. We were able to find lists of games organized by grade level, so we will post links to those lists for your convenience:
Preschool games here.
Kindergarten - 2nd grade games here.
3rd and 4th grade games here.
There are games that focus on both reading and math, as well as science.
One down-side to Funschool is that there are a lot of advertisements on the site. Parents, you may want to point these out to your students so they don't accidentally click on them and leave the Funschool site.
Scholastic.com is an extremely dense site full of educational activities for students of all ages. When you arrive at the Student Activities page of the Scholastic website, you can click on the correct tab to choose a grade level. There are many language arts and math activities listed for each grade level. You may also choose to click on Computer Lab Favorites and choose an activity by subject matter. There is a lot to explore at Scholastic.com, a great educational site with something for everyone.
Friday, May 15, 2009
Starfall.com is a website dedicated to helping children have fun while learning to read. According to the site, it is primarily designed for first grade, but also useful for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and second grade.
The site is easy to navigate, organized into four levels: ABC's (Let's Get Ready to Read); Learn to Read; It's Fun to Read; I'm Reading. Each level of difficulty of Starfall features bright graphics and engaging activities.