with Online Activities:
websites outlined below have been selected for
kindergarten and grade one students. In many
cases, they are part of a larger site. However,
the larger sites can be confusing and many contain
elements that are too advanced for our early
users, therefore, we have linked directly to
the activity we recommend to avoid any confusion
finding the suggested item or activity. We hope
that these recommendations can be of help as
you introduce your students to computers in
Free Children's Games:This website not
only teaches colors, shapes and animal names,
but also helps to teach young users the basics
of how to use a computer such as using a mouse.
Bid Red Dog (from Scholastic.com): Read and
listen to Clifford stories or play a game
Language for Literacy (from Scholastic.com):
Three animal characters ask students to drag
and drop images. Audio feedback helps students
build vocabulary, identify letters and sounds,
and match rhyming words.
to Practice Small Motor Skills - Controlling
is different?: This game presents a series
of different images and it asks which is different.
the right shape: Three shapes are presented
and a voice asks the child to pick out which
one is being asked for.
Count: Count the fish shown, then click
on the shell with the correct number. This
game has 10 questions.
the Ants!: Count
items;click on the number that match the amount.
To Read: A selection of fifteen interactive
stories for grades
K through 2 is available here, with appropriate
themes to meet students' interest levels and
focusing on different vowels and consonant
blends. Music and phonics rules introduce
the story, then students will click to read
by themselves. Learning games are included
with each of the stories.
Kids - Ludovic: This interactive website
is divided into eight zones organized around
the theme of the seasons and Ludovic's immediate
environment. The animated presentation of
each season ends with a rhyme which can be
printed out and used as a story.
for Kids Site Colouring With Arthur: This
site requires the Free Macromedia Flash Player.
Students can practice their mouse
skills while coloring online. Students
also gain some knowledge about what items
they may click on for more information.
Bears - What's Wrong With this Picture?
This site provides students with various scenes
to analyze. Students make observations
about what items are out of place and then
click on them. The computer will circle them
for the student. Once the student has found
all the errors, they are congratulated and
may select another scene.
Online NARRATED Stories for Kids: Students
pick one of the books they would like to read.
If students cannot read, they may
click on the words to have it read to them.
Students may also click on the red words to
have the characters do various actions.
Matching Game: Colours - Students must
click on the character that holds the balloon
that matches Clifford's. Fully narrated!
Shrinks Memory Quest: An online version
of the card game memory. Easy to play and
Street - Learning About Letters &
Numbers: Cookie Monster can only eat the cookies
that start with the correct letter. Students
help feed the Cookie Monster as they learn
about letters. Students
can count along with the Count as they
click on items on the screen. The numbers
and letters change often.
and Pictures: From the BBC, this site
may require some support but several of the
activities are worthwhile.
Fingers Software: This site has a page
full of games for young children. Some have
narration and some do not.
Interactive: Phonics Fun: narration helps
students build words with
vowels. Good activity!
People - shapes: Students colour shapes
a colour specified by the narrator.
Park: Alphabetizing the
bears so they can ride the cars at the park.
Narration and directions are clear.
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to see them added here for others to enjoy!