These are great sites that we use in my classroom during the school year. Encourage students to use them at home, especially during the summer months:
I am an advocate of teaching phonics to children, and I think a variety of methods to teach phonics is useful. Music is one way, and this Phonics Song is a great video to teach skills to kids in a fun way. This makes it an effective learning tool. It utilizes the visual and auditory modes of learning to appeal to both the visual learners and the auditory learners.
WordWorld has three new WordWorld mobile applications for Samsung’s new bada platform. They are available in most international countries, however, not in the United States. Hopefully, these apps will extend literacy lessons which are seen on the WordWorld television series by using children-friendly media. These are the new apps available:
- BEAR’s Skateboard Park Game
- DOG’s Letter Pit Game
- Snug as a BUG eBook
Many of you already know about Starfall. For those who don’t, it’s an excellent free site to encourage children to learn to read while having fun. This site is great for children learning their alphabet letters, learning the sounds of letters, and learning how to read words or short stories.