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Math Resources: Free Online Math Programs

The only way to learn Mathematics is to do Mathematics – Paul Halmos So here are some great free Math resources for kids to practice their Math on… Math Playground Math Playground offers free online Math games for kids… NRICH Created by the University of Cambridge, NRICH is a project that aims to enrich the mathematicalContinue reading “Math Resources: Free Online Math Programs”

Minecraft Camp for Kids

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, I’m sure every parent will be aware of Minecraft by now… If you were concerned about how much your children want to play this game, it might be somewhat of a consolation to hear that Minecraft can be very educational and that there are many ways to extend the learning throughContinue reading “Minecraft Camp for Kids”

Online Resources: Arcademic Skill Builders

Arcademic Skill Builders is an online educational portal that utilises video games to approach learning basic math, language arts, vocabulary, and thinking skills (see: Gamification in Education). By blending video game features into instructional research, Arcademic increases time-on-task and engagement in order to achieve a high rate of student learning. Arcademic offers a large selection free games that youContinue reading “Online Resources: Arcademic Skill Builders”

Music Resources: Learning Piano with the Hoffman Academy

We have heard it over and over again – learning music is good for the brain and it’s good for our children’s development. It benefits our children in so many ways… The wondrous benefits of learning a musical instrument Why you should send your child for music lessons Brain scans show how learning a musicalContinue reading “Music Resources: Learning Piano with the Hoffman Academy”

Resources: Free Online Math Sites for Kids

In this age of the Internet, educational resources are available in abundance. There are many quality sites that offer resources that are not only fun but also free. Here are just a handful of the many math programs available to children on the Internet that may be utilised for free: Number Games Soft Schools: Counting Games PBS Kids:Continue reading “Resources: Free Online Math Sites for Kids”

Educational Programs: BrainPop

What is BrainPop? BrainPop is an animated educational program for kids covering various topics under Science, Health, Technology, Math, Social Studies, Arts & Music and English. The content is communicated through movies, and retention is reinforced with quizzes and activity pages. BrainPop covers material appropriate for children across all ages from Kindergarten through Secondary school.Continue reading “Educational Programs: BrainPop”

Early Childhood Education: ABC Mouse Early Learning Academy

What is Early Learning Academy? Early Learning Academy is the leading online early education curriculum for parents, preschools and kindergartens in the United States and Canada. They offer more than 2,000 books, games, songs, puzzles, and art activities, each with specific learning objectives in the subjects of reading, mathematics, beginning science, social studies, art andContinue reading “Early Childhood Education: ABC Mouse Early Learning Academy”

Online Science Resource: Britannica Pathways – Science

Some 5 years ago I complained about the dearth of digital educational products (and I mean real educational products, not the crappy stuff that are really games masquerading in the educational category). Now, digital products are are so plentiful, they’re spilling out of every nook and cranny. Here’s another one that popped up on theContinue reading “Online Science Resource: Britannica Pathways – Science”

Resource: Oxford Owl – Free Reading and Math Resource Site

The Oxford Owl is a terrific resource site offering lots of games, activities, ideas and free e-books that you can use to help support your children’s reading and math. What’s on Oxford Owl – Reading: reading resources for children age 3-11 tips and advice for supporting your child’s reading development fun ideas and games to encourage yourContinue reading “Resource: Oxford Owl – Free Reading and Math Resource Site”

Resource Site: Science Kids – Fun Science and Technology for Kids

If you thought Kinetic City was great, you’ll love this free Science and Technology resource site for kids – Science Kids: What they have: science experiments cool facts online games lesson plans photos quizzes videos projects Topics they cover: What we especially like: They offer a range of simple and fun science experiements that youContinue reading “Resource Site: Science Kids – Fun Science and Technology for Kids”