Over the past two weeks, I have written about the importance of summer learning and the academic losses that occur when children don’t engage in summer learning activities. This week, I would like to provide another way to encourage children to reinforce the academic skills learned during the school year; through the use of educational websites. Listed below are just a few of the many websites that provide free educational information and activities that will help your child stay connected and learning through the summer months.
www.ABCya.com – This site is includes many free educational computer games for children. ABCya is an award-winning destination for elementary students that offers hundreds of fun, engaging learning activities of varying levels.
www.theKidzpage.com – This website for kids has numerous learning games covering many different subjects that young people find both fun and interesting. Children and parents can print games and play online games for free.
www.funbrain.com – Funbrain is created for children preschool through grade 8 and offers more than 100 fun, interactive games that develop skills in math, reading, and literacy. Plus, kids can read a variety of popular books and comics on the site, including Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Amelia Writes Again, and Brewster Rocket.
www.wordcentral.com – Merriam-Webster’s Word Central provides activities to increase children’s word power and language skills. Alpha-bot, the word-spelling robot hosts the latest amazing word game and challenges spellers of all ages.
www.pbskids.org – Play educational games, watch PBS shows designed for children and find activities like coloring pages and music. The games and shows found on PBS KIDS are research-based and reviewed by educators.
www.storynory.com – Storynory has free audio stories that are beautifully read by professional actors. The site includes fairy tales, myths and legends, as well as original stories.
www.aplusmath.com – This web site was developed to help students improve their math skills interactively. It includes games, flash cards, and worksheets.
www.earobics.com/gamegoo/gooey.html – The Gamegoo site is full of fun, educational games that help students develop early reading and language skills. The games are based on literacy research and contain characters that engage students in learning adventures.
Educational websites help keep children engaged in learning activities throughout the summer and reinforce the academic skills students gained during the school year. As always, if you have questions about our schools, please contact me at the Administrative Offices (237-6300) or through e-mail at Susan.Gunnell@huberheightscityschools.org.
Supt. Susan Gunnell can be contacted at 237-6300 or through e-mail at Susan.Gunnell@huberheightscityschools.org.Supt. Susan Gunnell can be contacted at 237-6300 or through e-mail at Susan.Gunnell@huberheightscityschools.org.