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Interactive Web Resources for Young Children

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The Internet is filled with many wonderful activities for the young child. The learning opportunities that are available will allow the parent and child to engage in "online" time that is filled with animation, sound, and movement. These websites are among the best, have very few advertisements, and encourage exploration and verbal expression through their ability to be interactive.

Parent and child enjoy computer time together!

 

Listening And Interacting With Stories & Interactive Learning Games For The Young Child

 

  • StarFall - probably the best website to build the idea of sound-symbol relationships and phonemic awareness. Animated pictures and audio sounds make children want to read. In the "download" area, simple books can be printed for children to color and read.
  • From Lap To The Laptop - This Montessori website has some samples of their well-done animated books. Children can hear them read and follow the print for developing fluency, or read them by themselves. These are extremely well done.
  • Julia's Rainbow Corner - A wonderful interactive website designed by parents of a five year old. It is very "kid friendly" when it comes to a child's ease of use. Go directly to Fun & Games.
  • Number Time - For the child who is starting to do some math.
  • The Literacy Center - A website for the preschool child to learn letters, numbers, colors, and shapes. By utilizing the Parent/Teacher section, ways to use this website are explained. Remember to always proceed through the numbers at the top to continue the learning.
  • Jaker's Stories - Click on the pictures on the wall. Adult must read story to the child.
  • This is Daniel Cook - When children visit Daniel Cook's house or yard, they  choose from many activities for interactive learning.
  • Between The Lions' Stories - These stories are to be read by the child with help from the parent - They can be printed and activities accompany each story.
  • Up To Ten Kids - Choose Up To Ten Kids, then look on the left and choose - Play Online in Safe Up To Ten Window. Boowa and Kwala have excellent interactive games for the little ones.
  • Kizclub Stories - Hearing these stories and watching the words being highlighted allows the child to develop fluency in reading. There are three levels of stories and they can all be printed.
  • Chateau Meddybemps - a real opportunity for parents, teachers, and children to learn together. This website includes learning activities, stories, and games for the pre-schooler through second grade.
  • KidsPsych - Games for Children 1-5 - Very antimated and large enough for the young child to see.
  • Goodnight Stories - Children can read stories which contain lots of pictures. They can also listen to familiar stories. The best use of this website would be to have the book for the child to look at while listening to the story
  • Noggin - Lots of cute activities, including a doodle pad where children can color and paint online!
  • Nick, Jr. Games - all of the characters that are seen on Nickelodeon Junior are here to play some fun games with your child. The radio symbol and the video camera symbol  in the upper right allow children to listen to songs and to see videos.
  • Mightybook - This is a subscription based website, but the six sample books are worth the visit.

·        Story Of The Day - A new story is read to children every day.

  • Build a Snowman - An interactive website that allopws children to create a snow man and dress him.
  • Grimm Fairy Tales -A featured stories and several other of the Grimm Fairy Tales are read to the child.
  • Literactive - Choose The Road To Reading on the right hand side. These are wonderful, interactive games for children just learning their sounds and letters.
  • Book Pop - Steven Cosgrove reads his stories to children.
  • Peep And The Big Wide World - These learning games come from TV Ontario and are advertisement free, interactive, colorful, and so cute.Your children will love them.
  • The Bear Cookbook - A cute book, with animated illustrations and is read to the child.

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