Monday, October 17, 2011
A Few Good Things
We've finally discovered a few more good websites besides Starfall.
Literactive is an excellent source of interactive reading activities. It has plenty of games for developing listening skills which is just what Wade needs to be practicing. You have to register, but it's free. Once you log in, just click on the green "Road to Reading" button. It also has some very nice printable worksheets.
Earobics also has a nice section of educational games in the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels.
National Kindergarten Readiness also has a very good website with articles, activities, and printables for a variety of developmental skills needed for entering school.
Mighty Book is a website with many interactive storybooks, songs, puzzles, art, and classical music. There is an astonishing amount to be had for free and then once you're hooked, you can pay the subscription and get more. I have not subscribed, so I can't vouch for what all is there, but what I have seen is put together well.
ABC Fast Phonics is a phonics tutorial with cartoons. It is not wildly exciting with fun and games, but it can be used to build vocabulary and to practice enunciation.
And finally, San Francisco Symphony for Kids is a website that I used this summer to teach Wade the category of instruments. You can click on each instrument and it makes its own sound. For older kids, it also has a music lab where you can learn more basics and compose your own music.
Have fun exploring with your child!