Early Childhood Sites

Over the last 2 years I have researched and tested many websites for my youngest students and as a result I have compiled a list of my favorite early childhood websites. All of the sites have been tested by my pre-k and kindergarten classes, and also a few younger family members and friends in the 3-5 age group.

The link to my pre-k (ages 3-5) links page is: 

http://www.wix.com/salliemichalsky/computer-lab#!__prek 

and my kindergarten (ages 5-7) links page can be found here:  http://www.wix.com/salliemichalsky/computer-lab#!__k 

I would like to take a moment to highlight my all-time favorite early childhood website: www.starfall.com 

Starfall started off as a phonics based website for early learners but has in recent months expanded to include mathematics as well. This site can be easily navigated by children as young as 3 years old and is relevant for children all the way up to 7 and 8 years of age. Children who cannot read yet are cued to click on things by looking for the objects that “sparkle” and when children do not click on something within a reasonable amount of time a large green arrow appears to point to what needs to be clicked on. This is a favorite for all my prek-2nd grade students.

Advertisements

About Mrs. Michalsky

PK-8th Grade Computer and Technology Teacher at The Gesu School in North Philadelphia. BA in International Studies from Drexel University Minor in Spanish Currently working on MS in Education and Instructional Technology Specialist Certification at St. Joes University.

Posted on May 26, 2011, in Technology for the Classroom and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: