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LabTV – Science and Engineering Videos

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LabTV online by the National Defense Education Program (NDEP) has some interesting videos about science and engineering for older kids. There are over 50 videos from two seasons of webisodes, helping to capture kids’ imaginations and instill an interest in engineering.

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Alphablocks – early literacy games

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The games on CBeebies Alphablocks (from the BBC) can help with early stage literacy, as the child forms words using the available letters or watches the songs letters sing.

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February 23, 2010 at 9:27 pm

Zoopz – logic games

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Zoopz.com has some interesting logic based maze games for elementary level children.

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September 19, 2009 at 7:51 pm

abc teach

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I came across this excellent site called abcteach. It is nicely categories and has so many worksheets for printing, lots of tools for handwriting, letter/word sorting, word searches, spelling, sudoku. For slightly older children there are maths and science, reading, writing, thinking skills, logic puzzles, and much more. I’d suggest having a good look around.

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Learn your countries

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Here are some online games and logic puzzles that can help you with a bit of geography.

Thanks to Paul Wigfield for pointing me towards Sporcle. It has lots of puzzles to test yourself against the clock. I’ll be returning to it in the future. Here I’m interested in the one’s to help with learning about countries and geography. For example, you can name the countries in Europe

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Countries of the World

US States

In a similar way you can use the Lufthansa virtual pilot game to test your knowledge of European city locations against the clock.

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July 29, 2009 at 8:03 pm

Logical games

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Disney has some great online minigames. Some of which really get your youngsters brains working to figure out the logic to solve the puzzles. Three I’d suggest are:

  • Motion Potion, where you have to figure out the correct routes for the chemical mixtures,
  • Tarzan Coconut Run, where you work out where to place the components to direct the thrown coconut,
  • Mickey Robot Roundup, where you have to work out the route; placing the arrows, balloons and umbrellas on the floor to direct the robot Mickey around the obstacles in the correct order to exit the level.

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July 26, 2009 at 10:11 am

Music Lesson – Learning to play piano

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These sites might be of interest if you are wanting to learn how to play the piano.

Zebra keys has 50 lessons of various difficulties aimed at children 13 and over or parents wanting to help their children learn. It has flash animations showing video and sound to help you along.

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PianoNanny is a well written explanatory site guiding you through from the initial principles of learning to play. It covers starter, intermediate and advanced studies.

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Written by markuos

July 23, 2009 at 7:18 pm