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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.




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


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.


Written by markuos

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.

Written by markuos

July 26, 2009 at 10:11 am

National Geographic – Atlas Map Puzzles

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I recently came across these online jigsaw puzzles from the National Geographic Magazine stable (I’ll be returning to more of their resources for kids in the future).

Choose a map, then watch it break up into jigsaw puzzle pieces. Click the main picture, then you have to rebuild it against the clock.

National Geographic Atlas Puzzle

Written by markuos

July 10, 2009 at 9:26 am