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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

FuseBox – Understanding electricity

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Vic Voltage is the cartoon character set to help primary or elementary school children around the Fusebox site about electricity and its history, using interactive flash games, activities and general information.

There are circuit boards to create using drag-and-drop components. You can see how three common electrical things work in the home. There’s a section on safety, which took me back to a public information film of the 70s. You can also play an electrically themed version of hangman.

The site is created by CE Electric UK who supply electricity to many homes in the UK, so they should know what they’re talking about.

Brain testers

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If you want to test your brain a little then this Games for the Brain site has a whole set to take your brain out to the gym, including Chinese Checkers, Mastermind, and a lot more.

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January 19, 2010 at 8:42 pm

Chemistry for Kids

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This page has a great set of links to chemistry related online resources for kids.

It includes The Periodic Table Videos from the University of Nottingham that I’ve previously written about.

One item from the list I’ve had more of a play with (and shown my rusty knowledge with) is The Periodic Table Game.

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January 13, 2010 at 2:38 pm

Dr Mike’s Math Games

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Dr Mike’s site has lots and lots of printable mathematics sheets for a range of ages. The philosophy is get the kids playing with maths and they’ll enjoy maths.

MATH

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September 17, 2009 at 3:02 pm

Crayola art resources

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Crayola is perhaps best known for making crayons. But their website has some great resources and ideas to help with your kids creative side. There is ‘fun and games’ where kids can drag and drop elements onto a ‘page’ and then print it out for colouring, as well as other stuff.

However, I want to specifically concentrate on two zones, namely ‘for educators’ and ‘for parents’.

The ‘for eductors’ has lesson plans via a search option to enable structured art working. I particularly found the Art Tips and Techniques section in Resources useful.

And ‘for parents’ there are lists of arts and crafts you can try out with your children; colouring activities to do, wordsearches, cursive writing practise sheets to print off, and lots more.

CRAY3

The site is well worth a visit, either the US site (.com) or other countries, including the UK site (.co.uk).

Squigly educational games

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The Squigly site has a few very nice games, split into maths, spelling/typing/reading, geography, memory and matching and making connections. Some time dependent games seem a little quick at first, but maybe with practise the kids will get quicker and more accurate.

SQUIG

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August 10, 2009 at 7:46 pm