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Saturday, August 30, 2008

Getting Ready For Kindergarten!


The internet is a full of fun and educational things you can do with your children to encourage kindergarten readiness! Below are some free sites that I use with my kiddos.
FREE Worksheets and Extra Practice:

1.) http://www.handwritingforkids.com/handwrite/manuscript/javascripts/_my8linestext.htm – Handwriting for Kids site. This free site is great for practicing printing your child’s name. Just type in his or her name and press enter and lined paper with your text will appear.

2.) http://www.tlsbooks.com/preschoolworksheets.htm - Free Preschool Worksheets

3.) http://www.senteacher.org/Worksheet/10/Literacy.xhtml - Make Flash Cards at this site. Stick the cards on items around your house. For example: put a card on your TV that says TV. Put a card on your computer that says computer…

4.) http://www.kidzone.ws/prek_wrksht/index.htm - Many free preschool worksheets.

5.) http://www.momsminivan.com/printables.html - If you are going on a trip this summer, be sure to check out this site. It is filled with awesome ideas for trips.

6.) http://familyfun.go.com/printables/games/specialfeature/mazes-matching-games/ - Printable puzzles and games!

FREE Online Books Read Aloud To Your Child:These are all very cool. Virtual Story times online.
1.) http://www.frankasch.com/animatedbooks.html - Frank Ash Books Read Aloud to your child with text and pictures from the stories.

2.) http://pbskids.org/clifford/stories/index.html - Clifford Books Read Aloud

3.) http://www.lil-fingers.com/storybooks/index.html - More Online Storybooks

4.) http://www.storylineonline.net/ - Storytime Online is brought to you by the Screen Actors Guild. SAG members read stories to online.

5.) http://www.myfriendmagazine.com/games/emyebooks.html - Two Christian EBooks

GREAT Interactive Websites for Extra Practice:

1.) http://www.starfall.com/ - Filled with fun Phonics Based Activities

2.) http://pbskids.org/superwhy/ - Click on games and play some phonics games based on the PBS show SUPER WHY!

3.) http://pbskids.org/lions/games/ - Great Educational Preschool Games

4.) http://www.funbrain.com/

5.) http://www.thekidzpage.com/learninggames/put-it-on-the-shelf/ontheshelf005.html - Match Words to Pictures

6.) http://www.dositey.com/homek2.htm%20-%20K-2 Games for all subjects.

7.) http://www.primarygames.com/games.htm

MISC:
1.) http://www.teachingheart.net/backtoschoolreading.html - Suggested read alouds for introducing school and kindergarten to your child.

2.) http://content.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=701 – Scholastic shares what preschoolers need for next year.

3.) http://www.dltk-kids.com/type/printable_chorecharts.htm - Make chore charts for your kids.

4.) http://www.preschoolrainbow.org/preschool-outdoor.htm - Outdoor Preschool Activities

5.) http://www.dltk-holidays.com/summer/index.html - Summer Craft Ideas

6.) http://makingfriends.com/precrafts.htm - Preschool Printable Crafts

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2 Comments:

Blogger The Lewis' Clan said...

Thanks for the great links! They are wonderful for both parents and teachers!!
Thanks,
kristi Lewis

August 14, 2009 at 10:13 AM  
Blogger Charme' said...

Another great site is "www.makinglearningfun.com". It has lots of great ideas and printables, with new entries every few days. You can search by theme or type of activities. It is a great resource!
Charme'
charmemccabe@rocketmail.com

August 14, 2009 at 5:23 PM  

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