Educational Websites to Use with Children  Reading Help 

 Educational Websites to Use with Children Reading Help Starfall Starfall is an excellent website with fun, interactive games and lots of other activities “to teach children to read with phonics. Our systematic phonics approach, in conjunction with phonemic awareness practice, is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special education, homeschool, and English language development (ELD, ELL, ESL). Starfall is an educational alternative to other entertainment choices for children.” It’s widely considered one of the best. RIF’s Reading Planet Offers interactive reading‐based games, activities, and age‐appropriate book suggestions for children to enjoy. PBS Kids and Word Games This is one of the many fun activities the PBS Kids website has to offer to children. When you’ve finished with some word games look around the website for more. Also check out Word Quest Vocabulary and Spelling City Children can enter their spelling and vocabulary words on‐
line and have this website make their homework into fun games. Fun Brain This site provides fun word games like Mad Libs as well as on‐line books such as Diary of a Wimpy Kid. There are other great math and learning games here too. Sprout On‐line For the preschool set, there’s Sprout on‐line. It has lots of games and activities that children 5 and under will enjoy. Alphabet Printable Activities Just as its title suggests, this website is full of great, printable alphabet activities for young children. http://www.first‐ Colorín Colorado Reading tips in English and Spanish for parents to use with children from birth through the third grade. Bilingual. Thinkfinity This is one of the most comprehensive on‐line resources for adult and family literacy in the U.S. Bilingual.‐afterschool‐
resources/spanish/ Florida Center for Reading Research This website is a goldmine of literacy activities for adults to use with children. Developed for teachers, it has activities broken out by age and developmental skill sets. Parts of Speech Offers Powerpoints for adults and interactive activities for children about the parts of speech and math. Word Girl Synonym Toast Offers a fun game allowing children to find synonyms for words and challenge their friends when they’ve finished. Grammar Glossary An on‐line resource for definitions of some of those tricky grammar concepts for grades K‐6.
_pt.html Fact Monster Find fun facts about most subjects and quizzes and games. Math Help Reading Rockets This site provides lots of reading help for parents, mentors, and teachers. It has a section entitled “Helping Struggling Readers” that is particularly helpful for anyone with reluctant readers or children who seem to be slower to catch on. Math Playground This site calls itself “an action‐packed site for elementary and middle school students.” Here students can practice math skills, play logic games and have fun with math. Math Cats This website has lots of interesting math activities for children of all ages. 902 S. Cooper St. Memphis, Tennessee 38104‐5603 phone 901.327.6000 Roz’s Math‐a‐Rama A fun and interactive site created by Houghton Mifflin Math with lots of grade‐specific activities for children K‐6. Children’s Museum of Memphis This website does not include interactive games for children, but it does include up‐to‐date scheduling and lots of other great printable activities. Cool Math This site calls itself “an amusement park for math and more.” It has games for young children in kindergarten through high school. Parenting Help Hot Math This site has solutions to tough math concepts for older students. It explains textbook homework problems with step‐by‐step answers. Science Help Science Storybooks This site uses animated storybooks to “help teach science in a fun and entertaining manner.”
s.html Try Science This site provides interactive science “adventures,” experiments, field trips, and live cameras located at various science centers in the U.S. Home Work Spot Offers help with homework in subjects ranging from science fair projects to math, history, chemistry, and English class. Local Interest Memphis Loves Kids This website is a great way to find out what kinds of local kid‐friendly events are happening in Memphis. They also have an email list you can sign up for to find out more about upcoming events. Arts Memphis A website devoted to listing upcoming art‐related (and often free) events from music to theater to speech & debate and art exhibitions; this is a parents’ one‐stop for fun and educational art experiences. Parenting from Boys Town This website provides parents with helpful strategies to raise healthy, well‐adjusted young people. Subjects range from motor skills to social skills, medical and school issues to age‐appropriate behaviors. PBS Parents PBS has been in the business of educating while entertaining children since before the invention of Sesame Street! This website is a go‐to resource for parents that also has a great Q&A section. Common Sense Media This website has a wealth of information on selecting age‐
appropriate media for your child. It includes parents’ and children’s reviews of movies and books and has a unique rating system to show what types of adult issues might be located in the media your children are selecting. Ready At Five This website is full of great activities to insure your child’s school success. The website contains activity calendars and other resources in both English and Spanish. Disney’s Family Fun This website contains printable, Disney‐related activities and lots of other “family fun” activities from recipes to weekend getaways, to how to celebrate Chinese New Year. Family Education This website gives parents resources beginning with pregnancy all the way through their child’s 18th birthday. It contains parenting blogs, a toy finder, printable activities, and fun quizzes for parents to take about parenting. Screen Your 4 Year Old’s Pre‐Reading Skills This test allows you to track your baby’s reading progress by taking the same test twice throughout the year.‐
learning/46528.html 902 S. Cooper St. Memphis, Tennessee 38104‐5603 phone 901.327.6000