Starfall is a great site to help your child practice reading. Great downloads are available to practice phonics.
Have books on your summer reading list that you can't find? Bibliomania has an extensive collection of online books, stories and poems, as well as complete works by authors such as Mark Twain, T. S. Elliot and Lewis Carroll.
The Barahona Center aims to increase awareness of books written in Spanish and English about Hispanics and Latinos. The site, a searchable database that is available in English and Spanish, recommends books for children, adolescents and adults. Information is provided that will aid in locating these books at your local library or bookstore.
Put your thinking cap on and get ready to make words. Be sure the letter tiles touch and be careful not to let the red tiles reach the bottom. See what level you can reach. Remember that green and gold tiles are extra points.
Here's a site that keeps the fun in learning. Read about the pigmoose that was on the loose. Answer a riddle, or practice writing the alphabet. There are many activities for primary students, but there is plenty of fun here for the whole family.
You may not see the exhibit in Fort Lauderdale this summer, but don't let that stop you from checking out this site. Materials Science examines everyday stuff, such as ketchup, foam and ice cream. There is a downloadable family guide offered.
Play this game alone or with a friend. Choose a category of words, such as "what we wear" and then select an item. Using the letter wheel, select the letters that spell the word. After you click on submit, you will have instant feedback to your answer.
Physical activity that leads to a wet head is encouraged here. Have fun while learning that eating right and physical activity lead to a healthy lifestyle. Recipes, games and message boards are available.
- Jeanne Rogers is the technology specialist at Deer Park Elementary School in New Port Richey.