Kid Friendly Friday- Websites



My girls love playing on the computer.  So I am always trying to find fun, educational websites for them to learn on.  Here are my thoughts on a few new ones that I found.

  • www.ixl.com- This is a fee based math website for kids from preschool on up.  You can sign up for a free 2 week trial and see how you like it.  It has leveled activities for so many different math skills.  Ashlyn loves it because it times you and gives you a medal depending on how you do.  I love it because you can go to different grade levels depending on the skill.   I also have been using it with my tutoring.
  • www.dreambox.com- This is a favorite in the house right now.  It’s also a fee based math website.  We are enjoying the free trial period right now.  It tests your child in the beginning to see where they should start.  Ashlyn had no idea she was being tested because the games are so much fun!  As a former 1st grade teacher, the games on this website are (I feel) on grade level and exactly what they need to be learning.
  • www.tickettoread.com- We tried this website out and decided to go ahead and buy a year subscription.  It’s only 30.00 a year and it helps with reading.  The kindergarten level is a lot of phonics activities and then some sight word games.  You have to help find the parts to missing toys that the “zogwogs” took.  The 1st grade level and above works more on fluency and comprehension.  It reads a passage to you and then times you on reading it yourself.  As you get points you get to buy things for your clubhouse.

Hope you enjoy these.  At least for the 2 week trial!   Check out more Kid Friendly Friday posts here.




3 Responses to “Kid Friendly Friday- Websites”

  1. sherry

    Thanks for all the info, my little one just recently started liking the computer!

    August 21st, 2009 at 11:15 am
     
  2. Denise

    A traditional activity to expose children to sight words and phonics is playing a board game called Er-u-di-tion.

    This award winning game helps children learn to read, spell and understand the most common words in the English language while playing an entertaining board game.

    Cards are categorized so children of all reading levels can play together!

    August 21st, 2009 at 12:45 pm
     
  3. Sarah

    Emma really likes DreamBox.

    August 24th, 2009 at 5:07 am
     

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