Technology and Reading
Download free word games on your ipad, ipod, or iphone and boost your child’s vocabulary and spelling skills!
Quordy, Scrabble, Hooked on Words, Boggle, What’s the Word?, 4 Pics 1 Word, Word Search +, Chain of Thought, Letris 2: Word Puzzle Game, Hangman, Pictoword: 2 Pics, What’s the 1 Word?,
Great Websites that require READING:
Sports Fans- espn.com
-There are a ton of great sports articles. Rather than watching it on TV, read about your favorite sport or team.
-If you need more structure, read an article about a different sport each day.
-Need some motivation? Read an article, then watch the sports video on-line.
Food Lovers- foodnetwork.com
-Choose 3 recipes, read the ingredients and steps and make 1 dinner.
-Choose 3 recipes and make all three and have a taste test to see which recipe tastes the best!
-Don’t want to cook?
-Click on the Shows tab and read about your favorite Food Network show or read blogs from contestants.
-Click on the Restaurant tab and research different restaurants and plan a pretend trip!
Interested in Video Games?
-Go to gamefacts.com and read about different video games before you play or purchase a new game.
-National Geographic has an excellent website with articles, images and even a tab devoted to kids. www.nationalgeographic.com
-historychannel.com is a great website for reading. There is a tab for “Today in history” as well as many historical articles.
-Kidsites.com is a great search engine for kids. This website has many categories that lead kids and parents to many informational websites.