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 Post subject: Kids Learning Websites
PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 11:05 am 
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I did a forum search and couldn't find anything, so in case anybody else is interested, I thought I'd compile the educational websites I've found that have been useful to us.

I've found the good free stuff tends to taper off after preschool/reception and there doesn't seem to be much for the latter half of primary school.

So for preschool/reception, I like http://starfall.com , which is a great free site for phonics. They have another section for early primary years that's not free, but all their original material is still free and was fabulous for helping my kids learn to read.

I like BBC Schools http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/0/and BBC Bitesize http://www.bbc.co.uk/education, although about a third of the games on BBC Bitesize crash my browser (I'm on an older Mac and our country internet is SO slow).

http://www.usborne.com/quicklinks/eng/?loc=uk has a lot of good links, too. (A lot of the nonfiction Usbourne books refer you to their quicklinks page, but you don't need the books to make use of the links.)

On youtube, I like https://www.youtube.com/user/crashcourse (everything from history to anatomy) and https://www.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids (mostly science at the moment).

And then there is Khan Academy: http://khanacademy.org/ <-- My kids really liked their maths courses.

AND I've just discovered http://mrnussbaum.com , which is all free and covers preschool through year 6. (Finally, something that covers the latter half of primary school!) I discovered it because I was looking for reading comprehension work, and they have both printables and on-line exercises.

There are also a lot of free college/Uni courses on-line (OU have some free ones here: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/free-courses/full-catalogue?source=freecoursespage, as do http://cs50.tv ), although I don't know any free secondary school on-line sources off the top of my head.

Spam me with your favourite free educational websites/on-line resources in the comments! Pretty please!

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 11:28 am 
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I love you! These are awesome!

We love Brains On! A podcast by Minneapolis Public Radio. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bra ... =359443825

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 3:17 pm 
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Thank you! This will be a useful thread for me sooner than I think.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:26 am 
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Thank you! I've been trying to teach the kiddo phonics myself, but starfall looks like it will be a much better alternative. It looks like they have some free ipad apps too.

Phineas is very into animals and he enjoys the National Geographic Kids site [url]kids.nationalgeographic.com[/url] for animal facts, photos and games.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 6:03 pm 
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This is great! Thanks for starting this!!

I don't have a lot to contribute, but the whole interacting with babies thing has been brand new to me, and I've found this website really useful for tummy time and just general interaction ideas: http://www.candokiddo.com/

And A Mighty Girl has a lot of great suggestions for books, toys, STEM resources, etc: http://www.amightygirl.com/

Sorry - I suspect these are not exactly what you are looking for : /


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 7:18 am 
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I found another good one: http://www.pindex.com
It's like pinterest for educational videos.

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