Websites to help your child develop their reading skills
Help My Kid Learn is a website developed as part of the ‘National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy', here in Ireland and is suitable for kids up to age 12. It is a simple website that provides fun activities, tips, and information on literacy.
The site is designed for parents, grandparents and carers of children aged 0 - 12 years and is searchable according to the child's age. It supports adults in teaching kids with activities based on words and pictures.
Starfall is a fun simple interactive learn-to-read website aimed at children who are beginning to read at around 4 to 5 years old. It has four different sections broken up for different stages of development of learning with animation, games and most of all... it is advertisement free!
www.readingbear.org Reading Bear is a free non-profit website developed to help kids learn up to 1,200 vocabulary terms. Based on phonics it uses quizzes, presentations and reviews to help kids remember words from first sounds to more longer and difficult vowels and multisyllables. Kids can take a test at end of each lesson to see how they have scored. Great for beginners starting to discover letters and sounds. .
This is a free, online collection of easy-to-read and beautifully illustrated stories, comics and poems for kids. You can select stories by theme..
Gill Education has provided Over the Moon English resources for junior infants to second class children on their site GillExplore.ie.
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