Websites and apps to use at home
Some of the websites below are good for extra practice and reinforcement at home. Other sites are designed more for exploration and expanding content knowledge.
Phonics and reading
Letter of the Day game -a variety of games to improve sound and letter recognition
Books online - a good site with books for children to read online - with pictures and sound from http://www.magickeys.com/books/
Garfield's Fishing with Phonics - a beginning and ending consonants game from www.professorgarfield.org.
Starfall's Letter and Word Games - from www.starfall.com. a website aimed at children learning to read. It offers read aloud books and activities for the ABCs; early readers; and more confident readers.
Phonics Endings Game - a three-level game where you match words with similar endings to the object in a picture. Level 2, Level 3, Matching Worksheets (at bottom of page). From www.dositey.com.
Digby the Mole - find words that (1) begin with, (2) end with, or (3) sound like (rhyme with) a given letter, blend sound, or word. From The Little Animals Activity Centre at the BBC Schools section (www.bbc.co.uk/schools) of the BBC's web site.
Picture Match - Match pictures to their beginning letter sounds, or short and long vowel sounds by sorting them into the correct letter box. Other good information here including lesson plans and web resources from www.readwritethink.org.
Construct a Word - Build a word list from letters and letter groups by matching up word beginnings to word endings to create complete words. Also from www.readwritethink.com.
Clifford the Big Red Dog Sound Match Game - Find pictures of words that begin with the same sound as the picture name at the top and drag them into a box. From www.scholastic.com.
Match Letters Game - Four games where you match sets of letters or blends, turned over two at a time. Has a timer that can be used for competition or tracking personal best, but does not time out. Separate games for Consonants b-n, Consonants m-z, Vowels, and Blends. From www.genkienglish.net.
Read Write Think
Magic Port Hole
http://www.pbs.org/teachers/connect/resources/7110/preview/ - This website has a great range of games, organised by topic (e.g. reading, spelling, phonics, science, mathematics, etc.)
Learning and Teaching Resources
Math Activities for Kids
Crunch the Numbers: Do More Math, Eat More Fruits and Vegetables
A Culinary Curriculum for Cultivating Foodie Kids
ZoomSci: Science and Engineering Projects for Kids
The Kids' Guide to Simple Machines in Cars
Wildlife and Nature Lesson Plans and Resources for Educators
Forest Fire Safety and Prevention for Kids
Kids Know It Network
K-8 Space Education Resources
An Intro to Logistics for Kids
Astronomy for Kids