Autism, also called Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD), knows no boundaries of race, religion, or socioeconomic background. It can occur in any family. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Autism affects one in 88 children in United States.
Although the disorder doesn’t directly affect my immediate family, people close to me have children with autism and other developmental disorders, so I am taking the occasion of National Autism Awareness Month in April to bring attention to free educational tools geared specifically toward helping children with autism. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s that time of year again in the Florida educational system — time for the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Tests (FCAT). Although there’s always controversy as to whether or not there’s too much emphasis put on the results and too much stress put on youngsters, there’s no disputing the fact that the tests are a requirement and we all want our kids to do well on them. Read the rest of this entry »
In a recent search for free educational quizzes on the volume of prisms, cones and other 3D figures for my son’s upcoming 6th grade math test, I found myself surfing for hours for a suitable resource to help him study.
Although I found some games that touched upon the skills I was looking for, nothing really hit the target. Out of desperation, I realized it would be quicker to take advantage of my programming skills and whip up a web application myself. A few hours later, my 3D Volume Quiz was born!! Read the rest of this entry »
Would you like to incorporate some learning into your child’s Easter fun this year? How about some language arts practice with the help of “E. Bunny” and his pickup truck full of Easter eggs. Instead of hiding his eggs for children to find, he sends them on a hunt for words in an interactive Easter Word Search by abcya.com. Read the rest of this entry »
Are your kids excited about the Easter bunny, and looking forward to the upcoming egg hunts, candy and basket decorating? If so, you can turn their enthusiasm into a valuable learning experience with interactive math learning games featuring Sunny Bunny, an adorable cartoon rabbit who teaches youngsters about addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Read the rest of this entry »
Kidsnumbers.com is a great site with loads of free educational math games of varying complexity. One of the things I like about this site is the repetition of some of the games across different skill sets.
If a child likes to play the fishing game “Lake Mathatobie,” he or she can sit on the lake’s virtual shore and solve addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division problems by catching a fish that bears the correct answer from a bunch of fish that swim across the screen.
One of my favorite characters is Hoppy the Frog, the star of the “Math Frog” games, is on a similar quest for his favorite meal, however unappetizing it is to us! Read the rest of this entry »
Sylvan’s free Bookadventure.com is an invaluable free online educational resource to help develop your child’s comprehension skills. The colorful, aesthetically pleasing site offers more than 8,000 quizzes on books geared to children from kindergarten through eighth grade. Read the rest of this entry »
When my son comes to me for help on tough math homework assignments, I resist the urge to run the other way, and surf through my favorite free online educational tools for guidance. A very reliable site is IXL.com. In addition to it’s colorful and engaging design, the site offers an exhaustive array of quizzes on hundreds of topics per grade. Read the rest of this entry »