Build Basic Skills the High-Tech Way
As you read aloud with your child and watch his interest in learning grow, provide
additional opportunities to help him better understand how words and language work.
Though these computer-based learning experiences are designed for kids, your child
will gain more if you are playing along beside him.
With kid-friendly navigation,Starfall's
ABC section teaches kids letter-sound relationships for each letter of the alphabet.
Sesame Street Workshop offers
a number of online games, videos, and resources, including these printable activity
sheets for building vocabulary.
Explore learning concepts with these easy-to-navigate computer games from Kneebouncers.
Storykit is a free iPhone app from theInternational
Children’s Digital Librarythat parents and children can use to create picture
books of their own.
Low-Tech Reading and Learning Fun
There are likely plenty of reading fun resources in your
house masquerading as everyday household items. For example, eggs, food coloring
and lunchmeat are easily transformed into green eggs and ham. The following links have more ideas for simple ways to engage your child in reading fun.
The PBS Kids Raising Readers
Reading Activity Calendar has find fun, simple suggestions for making reading a
part of everyday life.
In this article, Scholastic
offers creative ideas for making books with your child.
These activities developed by national reading experts are featured on Reading Rockets.
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