Pre-K and Kindergarten Language and Literacy Resources
Parents all over the world are beginning to educate their children long before kindergarten and even preschool. This craze has not avoided the Internet, where new sites sprout up daily to give even those in diapers an early introduction to formal education. Perhaps the most renowned of the sites is Starfall, which expertly weaves phonics, reading comprehension, music and grammar into fabulous literary quilts. However, Starfall is just the beginning.
Click your TV remote and you’ll see ad after ad urging you to spend big bucks on literacy resources. Well, spending large sums to provide educational resources for your children need not be the norm. The aforementioned Starfall is totally free, and there's much more out there.
The StoryPlace site
operates Pre-School, whose resources allow our youngest learners to enjoy narrated books then complete online and offline activities based on the stories.
Making Learning Fun
is a theme-enhanced site filled with printable materials describing how to make fun crafts projects, musts in today’s creative world of primary education.
is a favorite among talented toddlers; it’s a virtual library and information troth specializing in arts-and-crafts, coloring pages and activity sheets, all attached to thematic stories.
presents a virtual assembly line of printable sheets, many focusing on unique themes for this age group like party invitations and banners. More ambitious folks can even make stickers.
provides a generous array of flip-books, tracing sheets and worksheets for your youngest thinkers. Quality more than volume is key here.
Then there are children who love to mix game play with their learning time, and the Internet far from disappoints, even for the youngest age groups.
The Montessori School
may be retail in nature, but it houses enough free games to make it a worthy launching ground for early childhood learning. Especially strong are the reading card activities.
, a pay site, is abundant in games and fun activities, some based on well known children’s characters and television programs, while Kaboose
has unique letter challenges like I-Spy, Haunted Alphabet and Connect the Letters.
is quite charming in its simplicity and user-friendly access to introductory alphabet, phonics and reading games.
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