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Summer Sites for Kids

Summer is upon us once again so for the next couple of weeks, I’ll be dedicating my posts to some great websites for kids that are fun and educational at the same time!

Cool Math

Probably one of my favorite math sites, Cool Math is “designed for the pure enjoyment of mathematics.” This interactive site features a plethora of fun games, puzzles, calculators, and lesson plans.

Shelfari

Even though Shelfari has been taken over by Amazon, it’s still my favorite book review site and would make for a great summer project for parents and students. Shelfari is dubbed as the “premiere site for people who love books,” and the concept is to create a virtual bookshelf of all the books you’ve read or are reading. You can then add a rating (1-5 stars)  as well as a written review of the book and when you are done, Shelfari gives suggestions on what you might want to read next.

Science With Me

Kids love hands-on projects and Science With Me is chalk-full of fun science projects. You’ll also find science movies, songs, coloring sheets, worksheets, and stories to help kids learn scientific principles and science in a fun way.

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3 responses to “Summer Sites for Kids

  1. Ben May 22, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    These are some great ideas. Especially like the Shelfari idea of writing reviews. Definitely going to use that. Thanks a lot.

    • Keith Ferrell May 25, 2011 at 2:31 pm

      Thanks Ben. Shelfari is great on many levels. I’ve used it as a collaborative book club connecting students from Singapore and New York.

  2. homeschool10x May 19, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    My favorites suggestions for summer fun:

    VocabularySpellingCity – Use vocabulary lists and 20 different games for fun and learning in many areas. Math Vocabulary and Sound Alike Words are two examples of word lists that are available at every grade level. Also, most word lists from different text books are available so you can get a jump on next years curriculum.

    LearningGamesForKids.com has amusing games to sharpen math skills, geography knowledge, memory skills, vocabulary, and typing. For younger kids, they have great preschool materials, early reading (like short vowels), and simple phonics games.

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