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You know your students will be online this summer, so why not help parents by giving them a list of websites that are “Teacher-Approved” for summer fun. The 10 sites below are kid-friendly and geared toward learning. Do you have a favorite site that you send your students to? Share it in the comments below!
10 Super Sites for Students This Summer
1. BrainPop (http://www.brainpop.com)/BrainPopJr. (http://www.brainpopjr.com)
BrainPop breaks learning down into bite-sized chunks. Fun, engaging, and short, the BrainPop videos hold children’s attention while teaching them something new.
2. Starfall (http://www.starfall.com)
Reading practice is important and Starfall has a wide range of stories, activities, and games that will keep students interested.
3. ASPCA Kids (http://www.aspca.org/aspcakids)
Are your students animal lovers? The ASPCA has created a section of their site just for kids. It has everything from real issues, to pet care know-how, to answers to all of their animal questions.
4. Spelling City (http://www.spellingcity.com)
Make spelling practice fun with the games, activities, and tools available on Spelling City. It is a great resource for parents, teachers, and students alike.
5. CryptoKids (http://www.nsa.gov/kids/home.shtml)
Join the National Security Agency’s CryptoKids as they work through codes and ciphers. Children can even make their own codes and play games and activities. It is a great way to practice math.
6. FunBrain (http://www.funbrain.com)
Learning games galore for your elementary age students.
7. BBC KS2 Bitesize (http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/)
The BBC breaks down science, math, and language in bite-size pieces and presents information to students in a way they can understand.
8. The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis (http://www.childrensmuseum.org/games)
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis knows how to have fun and engage children in learning. The “Games” section of their websites allows students to do everything from building their own robot to exploring biotechnology. The resources are geared for students from PreK through 8th grade.
9. Games for Change (http://www.gamesforchange.org/play/)
Games for Change offers online games with a socio-economic message. Be sure to watch which age range games are being selected as some of the games may not be appropriate for all children.
10. Activity TV (http://www.activitytv.com)
Find lots of activities for kids, with video instructions and printables. Crafts, Magic, Puppets, Science, and more!