The following is a list of suggested technology resources for Prekindergarten students:
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.
www.kidrex.org -a kid safe search engine for looking up research questions to find out information
- Do You Know Your Alphabet by Harry Kindergarten
- Sight Word Song by Harry Kindergarten
- Letter Sounds by Jack Hartmann
- Phonics Song 2 by KidsTV123
- ABC Rap by the Ghost Script
- Learnin’ My Letters by Harry Kindergarten
- Teach Me How to Read mohawkjones
- Numbers in the Teens by Harry Kindergarten
- The CVC Word Song by Harry Kindergarten
- Let’s Get Fit by Jack Hartmann
Suggested iPad Apps:
“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.
Math iPad Apps:
Pattern Game-This 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.
Ladybug Math-counting and addition practice
Candy Count-counting and sorting game
The Sorting Machine-sorting game
Little Writer-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.
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 Matchups – alphabet letter and phonics matching game
Beginning Sounds Interactive Game (Lakeshore) $0.99-matching pictures by beginning sound