For those of us who are not on a Year Round curriculum, school is out for the Summer, and I’ve heard so many people asking “What now?”
Besides the typical hanging out at the beach, pool, playing outside, etc… We want ideas to keep our kids’ brains from losing everything they learned over the last school year. They need something educational, but fun. There are TONS of websites out there that your kids can use for just a few minutes a day (they really should enjoy the outdoors) that will keep many things fresh in their minds! I’ve compiled a list of various websites for different subjects that you can check out. Some are free, some are membership based.
And, Mom.. if they’re educational games, you might be able to swing the extra screen time 🙂
ARBookfinder.com– Find AR levels of reading books
ABCmouse.com– Pre K- Kindergarten Reading
Book Adventure.com – Free reading rewards program from Sylvan
Education.com– Free activities and printable worksheets
Jumpstart.com – Includes membership to MathBlaster math games
Into The Book – K-4 Reading comprehension lessons
ReadingRockets.org– Geared towards beginning and struggling readers. Lots of parent resources
Scholastic.com– Summer Reading Challenge
Spelling City– Summer Program FAQ- No Free Trial, Paid Membership Required.
Starfall.com– preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special education, homeschool, and English language development
StorylineOnline.net– Online Streaming Video Program featuring famous Actors/Actresses reading children’s books aloud! Includes accompanying activities and lesson ideas.
Vocabulary.co.il– Online Flash Word Games
ABCya.com– Reading and Math games for grades K-5
HoodaMath.com0 Grades 1-6
ixl.com– Math for Pre K- Geometry
MathBlaster.com– Includes membership to Jumpstart.com reading games
Quantiles.com– Summer Math Challenge / Math for rising 3-6th graders
XPMath.com– eatures fun and educational math games for Grades 5-9.
Dear Teacher– Social Studies activities
Highlightskids.com– Great Science Experiments. Explore for other activities too!
Science 4 Us– Early Elementary Science Curriculum
SwitcherooZoo.com– Play animal games and make new animals!
If you know of any others that you absolutely love, please let me know in the comments section below and I’ll add it to the list!
Have a great summer!!!