Summer is almost upon us. This is the time of year when many of us are asked by parents about what kind of activities are available for their child to continue learning over the summer. Below is a list of some of the top rated free K-8 educational sites for parents and kids.
PBS Parents: Online Games - http://www.pbs.org/parents/fun-and-games/online-games/
Games and printable activities using popular PBS characters.
Games and apps to build reading, writing and math skills.
Game Classroom www.gameclassroom.com
Games, lessons, videos, and worksheets complied from several sites along with a parent newsletter.
Funbrain® - http://www.funbrain.com/
Books and comics focusing on math and reading improvement with interactive games.
Light Up Your Brain - http://lightupyourbrain.com/ K8th Grade Audio stories, brainteaser games, interactive problem solving, fine motor skills and more.
Prongo - http://www.prongo.com/
Free games, brainteasers, links for most academic subjects, create interactive quizzes, jokes and downloads.
Fact Monster - http://www.factmonster.com/ K8th Grade Reference materials, facts, and trivia quizzes along with homework help.
Multiplication.com - http://www.multiplication.com/ 2nd6th Grade Learn multiplication tables and other math facts.
Scholastic's The Stacks: Games - http://www.scholastic.com/kids/stacks/games/
Fun puzzles games and quizzes; the highlight is a creative writing game with prompts