Recommended Websites & Apps

Here is a list of recommended websites and apps for kindergarten students.

Websites:

Student Websites:

www.starfall.com- supports literacy and math growth (alphabet, books, word families, addition, subtraction, math story problems)

www.abcya.com- children can listen to short stories read aloud to them as they follow along with the highlighted text. ABCya! has a variety of educational games in addition to the featured stories. Free resources and materials are available for grades K through 5.

www.storylineonline.net- authors and actors reading aloud children’s books.

http://ngexplorer.cengage.com/ngyoungexplorere/index.html- National Geographic Young Explorers is a magazine designed specifically for kindergarten and first grade students. Children can listen to the magazine being read to them as they follow along with the highlighted text. It is a great way to bring interesting non-fiction stories into reading center time.

www.pbskids.org- educational games, videos, and activities in the areas of math and literacy with familiar T.V. characters.

Links to the Iowa Core:

Literacy:  https://iowacore.gov/iowa-core/grade/k/literacy

Math:  https://iowacore.gov/iowa-core/grade/k/mathematics

Science:  https://iowacore.gov/iowa-core/grade/k/science

Social Studies:  https://iowacore.gov/iowa-core/grade/k/social-studies

21st Century Skills:  https://iowacore.gov/iowa-core/grade/k/21st-century-skills

iPad Apps:

Books Read Aloud:

“I Like” children’s books- If your little one loves hearing new stories and learning about new things, then the “I Like” picture books will become one of their most treasured apps and soon they will even be able to read them on their own! There are three options with each book: Read to me, Read by myself, and Autoplay.

FarFaria Storybooks- Library of Children’s Books and Read Along: FarFaria offers thousands of picture books and new stories every week, so it’s easy for parents and tons of fun for kids.

Literacy Apps:

Rhyming Bee- learn to recognize rhyming words, and sort them by sound.

Talking ABC- Magnetic Alphabet- a modern SPEAKING version of old-fashioned fridge magnets with letter sounds and word reading.

Touch and Learn – ABC Alphabet and 123 Numbers- learn to identify the names of letters and numbers.

Spelling Bug- move letters around to spell words.

Little Match-ups- alphabet letter and phonics matching game.

Math iPad Apps:

Pattern Game- is a free fun iPad app that generates unique picture pattern games. These pattern games are fun and challenging for kids to identify and complete patterns.

Math Cards- is a great way to learn and practice addition and subtraction. You can customize your own problems to focus on your child’s needs.

Skip Counting- free counting and adding games for young children to learn and practice counting, skip counting and simple addition.

Counting Board-Place Value- is designed to help build mathematical foundations by using a concrete visually significant material, which compliments the use of hands on experiences for building numbers.

10 Frame Fill- provides children practice recognizing what number combinations make 10.

Preschool and Kindergarten Learning Splash Math- allows kids to get started with math practice in a fun way covering variety of math standards. ($9.99)

Handwriting:

Little Writer- is a kid friendly and a super fun app where your child will learn how to form their letters correctly by using their finger to trace letters.

Handwriting Without Tears- children learn and practice correct formation habits for writing capitals, numerals and lowercase letters. ($4.99)

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