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Great Websites for Kids

September 24, 2011


Overall:
http://www.corestandards.org/the-standards (Common Core Standards that many states have adapted and will be using in the classroom very soon.)
http://www.brainpopjr.com (Watch videos and do related activities - Subscription is required, but some parts are free.)
http://streaming.discoveryeducation.com/ (Subscription is required but this site offers wonderful video resources.)
http://www.abcmouse.com/ (Interactive site for Preschool-Kindergarten students featuring activities for all subjects)
http://www.toytheater.com (Interactive math and reading games)
http://dogfoose.com/infotoons (Infotoons for kids - includes a variety of subjects)
http://www.internet4classrooms.com/k12links.htm (Contains links for a variety of K-12 topics)
http://www.roomrecess.com/ (Free educational games for kids - includes a variety of subjects)


Language Arts:
http://www.spellingcity.com (A great tool to help students study their spelling words)
http://www.wegivebooks.org (Read books, a great variety of classic and contemporary, online complete with illustrations and when you finish a book, a book is donated to a child in need)
http://www.spinandspell.com/ (Challenge your student to become a top speller)
http://www.gamequarium.com/readquarium/ (Covers all concepts of reading)
http://www.seussville.com/ (Dr. Seuss’ website)
http://www.janbrett.com/index.html (Jan Brett's website)
http://www.storylineonline.net/ (Listen to and watch famous actors read books)
http://www.headsprout.com (Interactive site that teaches children how to read and comprehend. There are two parts: the first focuses on teaching children to read and the second teaches comprehension. Subscription is required.)
http://www.starfall.com (Great site to use to teach children phonics)
http://www.abcya.com (Site contains fun games to practice letters, sight words, spelling words, and more!)
http://www.samsonsclassroom.com (Interactive sight teaches sight words, spelling words, and reading comprehension)
http://www.sightwords.com/ (Printable Sight Word games and ideas on how to teach Sight Words)
Math:
http://www.coolmath.com (Students love this website! It is geared toward older children (grade 3 and up) though.)
http://www.teachingtime.co.uk/draggames/sthec1.html (Challenges students to read clocks)
http://www.funbrain.com/ (Lots of fun math games)
http://www.ixl.com/ (Covers all math concepts in a fun way. Subscription required.)
http://www.xtramath.org (Help students master basic math facts)
http://www.abcya.com (Site contains games to practice a range of math skills per grade)
Khanacademy.org (Math tutorial videos and games for all grades)
http://mostplays.com/play/Number_Munchers_5194 (Number Munchers Game - practice addition/subtraction and multiple skills, plus more!)
http://amathsdictionaryforkids.com/ (Math Dictionary for Kids)
Science:
http://www.sandiegozoo.org/livecams/ (San Diego Zoo web cameras)
http://www.africam.com/wildlife/index.php (African animal web cameras)
http://www.georgiaaquarium.org/explore-the-aquarium/interact/web-cams.aspx (Georgia Aquarium web cameras, including whale sharks!)
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/ (National Geographic Kids)
Social Studies:
http://bensguide.gpo.gov/index.html (Ben’s Guide to US Government)
http://www.earthcam.com/ (Earth Cam—watch live video from all over the world)
http://www.archives.gov/nae/education/ (The National Archives Experience)

Do you know of a great website for kids? Share it in the comments, and I will add it to the list!




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