Jumat, 25 Maret 2011

english for children

Short Stories

  • Wacky Web Tales. Geared for grades 3 and above. Check back monthly for new tales!
  • Story Place. The Preschool Library and Elementary Library with new activities and themes being added each month.
  • Picture Books. Free online picture books by professional illustrator and Writer Dandi Palmer.
Baby Sign Language
  • Starfall. a free public service to motivate children to read with phonics.
  • Phonics. There are phonics posters, flash cards, coloring sheets, game cards, handouts and more.
Videos from youtube.com (Cannot be viewed in China)
  • Numbers. An English Beginners Lesson to learn 1 - 10.
Popular Magazines
  • Scholastic. Popular website of the largest publisher of children's books.
  • Time for Kids. A weekly magazine for kids that delivers the most current news.
  • Weekly Reader. A popular site for kids and teens. Read this week's feature story.
Lesson Plans
  • ESL Kids Lessons. Free video slide lessons, ESL printables – worksheets, flashcards, and phonics.
  • Discovery Education. Discovery Channel's website with lesson plans and learning contents for all kinds of subjects for K-12.
  • ESL Kids Lab. Printable ESL worksheets, games videos, kids vocabulary, grammar quizzes, and powerpoint downloads.
  • Kid Genius. Free educational software to teach alphabet, numbers, counting, and so on.
Kids' Songs
  • Kids' Songs. With easy songs, not so easy songs, and songs for littel kids.
  • Kids' Music. Piano music, singing along, and dancing studio.
  • PBS Kids. Games, stories, music, and coloring.
  • Space Place. NASA's website for kids, including games, animations, projects, and fun facts about Earth, space and technology.
  • Kids' Games. Learn English with some games from British Council.
  • Brain Pop. Popular site for kids to learn English and other subjects.
Children's Literature
Other Sites
  • Colorin Colorado. A free site to provide information, activities and advice for educators and Spanish-speaking families.
  • Bio4Kids. Inspiring lives from historical figures to contemporary icons.
  • Kids' Health. Dealing with feelings, recipes, everyday illnesses, injuries, and kids' talk.
  • Room 108. A primary education site for kids with lots of free online games but all with an educational focus.

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  1. Discover a Surefire Method to Teach Your Child to Read

    There are many different methods and opinions on how to teach a child to read - while all are well-intentioned, some methods could actually lead to reading difficulties in children. Learning to read is a critical step towards future academic success and later on success in life. If you cannot read, you cannot succeed. There is an amazingly simple method - actually, a combination of two methods - that can teach anyone to read, even children as young as 2 and 3 years old.

    The combination of these two methods has been used in the Children Learning Reading program to successfully teach thousands of young children to read. So what are these methods?

    It is the combination of synthetic phonics and phonemic awareness. Most have probably heard of phonics, but phonemic awareness is a concept less well known and ?it's not something you hear about often. Certainly, phonics is absolutely necessary to develop fluent reading skills; however, there are different types of phonics including embedded, analogy, analytical, and synthetic phonics. While using some type of phonics is better than not including any phonics instructions at all, you will achieve FAR BETTER results by employing synthetic phonics, which is by far the most easy and effective method for teaching reading. Multiple studies support this.

    In a 7 year study conducted by the Scottish Education Department, 300 students were taught using either analytic phonics or synthetic phonics. The results found that the synthetic phonics group were reading 7 months ahead and spelling 8 to 9 months ahead of the other phonics groups. At the end of the 7 year study, the children were reading 3.5 years ahead of their chronological age.

    Very impressive!

    Through their amazing reading program, the creators (Jim & Elena - parents of 4 children and reading teachers) have taught all of their children to read phonetically by 3 years old and have helped thousands of parents to successfully teach their children to read as well! Some are small 2 or 3 year old toddlers, others are young 4 or 5 year old preschoolers, and still others at ages 6, 7, 8 or even older.

    >> Click here to watch amazing videos of young children reading, and see the amazing results so many parents are achieving with their children.

    The Children Learning Reading program works so well that many children will achieve reading ages far ahead of their chronological age.

    Take Jim & Elena's children as an example: their oldest child, Raine, was reading phonetically at 2 years 11 months old, and by the time she entered kindergarten at 5 years old, she was reading at a grade 5 level with a reading age of 11.9 years - almost 7 years ahead of her chronological age. Their second child, Ethan, learned to read phonetically by 2 years 9 months, and at age 3, he was reading at a grade 2 level with a reading age of 7.2 years - progressing at a similarly quick pace as his older sister. Find that hard to believe? You can watch the videos posted here.

    There are many different phonics programs out there, but rarely do you ever hear a mention of phonemic awareness (PA), and PA is absolutely an equally critical component to developing reading skills in children. What makes the Children Learning Reading program so unique and amazingly effective at teaching young children is that it seamlessly combines the teaching of synthetic phonics along with phonemic awareness to enable children to develop superb reading skills.

    >>> Click here to learn more about the Children Learning Reading program and teach your child to read today