Category Archives: Online Sites

Learning About Authors and Illustrators

Kindergartners and First Graders are curious and interested in learning about the authors and illustrators of the books that they are reading.  Here is a site that has it all in once place. It is full of links to the websites of over 600 authors and illustrators. You just click on the first letter of the authors or illustrator’s name and you will be brought to a list where you will be able to choose the author or illustrator that you are looking for. http://comminfo.rutgers.edu/professional-development/childlit/AuthorSite/ Have fun!

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Math Games

Children can never have enough math practice. They should be practicing math skills over and over and over until they are like second nature.  Here is a site that has almost 80 different math games that your child can play online.  Check it out, you be certain to find a game that is just right for continued math practice for your child.

http://pbskids.org/games/math.html

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APPS For First Graders

I continue to search for recommended APPS for both Reading and Math for First Graders and Kindergartners.  These are the latest APPS that I have found for you.

Math Magic

This APP is well reviewed and is simple and easy to use.   Child only has to tap the screen to give the correct answer.  For ages 3-8

http://www.anusen.com/iphone_math_magic.html

MathSmart First Grade

Designed to help kids learn first grade math.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mathsmart-first-grade/id327044438?mt=8

Top Ten First Grade APPS for iPhone:

http://www.smartfirstgraders.com/apps-for-iphone.html

These are the 10 APPS

  • Successfully Learning Mathematics, grade 1
  • I Spy Phonics
  • Jungle Time
  • Iwrite Words
  • Math Bumpies
  • Montesessori Crosswords
  • I Know Phonics
  • Word Bingo by ABCya
  • Math Bingo by ABCya
  • Teachme 1st Grade (Highly Recommended)

 

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Beginning Readers Interactive Sites

I came across this site that had links to over 30 interactive games for helping the beginning reader learn how to read.  Check them out; you are sure to find something that will be just right for your child.

http://www.learningreviews.com/Beginning-Reader.htm

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First Grade Computer Games

Math, language arts, fine motor, mouse control skills …you will find them all here. Check out this site that has lots of fun computer activities for your rising first grader:

http://www.abcya.com/first_grade_computers.htm

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E books

Hundreds of children’s books written in all genres can be heard on the New York Public Library’s website. This site has hundreds of age appropriate books that your beginning reader can listen to while he/she follows the text and enjoys the pictures.  Take a look; I am sure that you and your child will find many books to enjoy together.

http://www.tumblebooks.com/library/asp/book_details.asp?category=PictureBooks&subcategory=Nature

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Online Math Practice

I just came across a site that has online ‘worksheets’ and games for all areas of the first grade math curriculum.  This would be a great site to check out this summer to help your child review and start thinking ahead to first grade math. Check it out!

http://www.ixl.com/math/grade/first/

Here is the site for Kindergarten review:

http://www.ixl.com/math/grade/kindergarten/

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