With Summer here, we know many of our kids will want to be on the computer, it doesn’t all have to be “just fun”, we can use many websites that allow for an educational component too. Most of these sites have a free component, many will ask that you register and there are some that offer an added paid component. Although some may appear to be for younger children, I find that my 15 year old son can benefit from a little that all of them offer.
1. Do2Learn www.do2learn.com
Do2learn has free pages with social skills and behavioral regulation activities and guidance. There are learning songs and games, communication cards, academic material, and transition guides for employment and life skills.
2. IXL Learning www.ixl.com
IXL is an immersive K-12 learning experience that provides comprehensive, standards-aligned content for math, language arts, science, and social studies. We are trying this one for Spanish since our son has expressed an interest in that.
3. PBS Kids www.pbskids.org
You can watch videos and play games all while learning.
4. Starfall www.starfall.com
Simple, easy t use and many free components, Starfalll has been teaching children to read with phonics for over 10 years.Grades k-5 and special ed .
5. Fun Brain www.funbrain.com
Funbrain is created for kids in grades Pre-K through 8, offers hundreds of free interactive games, books, videos, and printables that help kids develop skills in math, reading, problem-solving, and literacy. I have not tried this one yet, but plan to this Summer.
6. National Geographic Kids kids.nationalgeographic.com
“Nat Geo Kids inspires young adventurers to explore the world through award-winning magazines, books, apps, games, toys, videos, events, and a website, and is the only kids brand with a world-class scientific organization at its core.”