The new YouTube Gaming app and website kicks off today, August 26! It is likely to be a huge hit among teens and preteens, so why not take advantage of your homeschooler’s avid interest in video gaming by integrating the new platform into your educational goals for this homeschool year?
We have spent a good deal of time discussing the use of Chromebooks to homeschool older students. But what about those who are just learning to read? Of course, we want these young learners to get a solid foundation on which to base a lifetime of learning. For this reason, one of my favorite phonics sites is Spelling City.
Not Just Fun and Games
At first glance, one might think that Spelling City is all game-based learning. However, with a few mouse-clicks you’ll soon discover articles meant to inform the educator and enable them to understand the way their students learn. There is also the ability to print handwriting worksheets based on the spelling lists you create. There are also plenty of fun games to facilitate the learning.
A Few Apps for You
We have a love affair with apps in our modern technology saturated world. So it’s not surprising that there are chromebook apps for even the youngest of tech users.
The Hungry Slug is a matching game that provides practice for early reading.
Kid Phonics is a game based app intended to teach kids beginning sounds on up to learning to read.
Max Phonics Games is listed under puzzle & brain. This app uses games to give kids phonics and reading practice.
Included are a number of phonics games, songs, videos and even printables. This site alone could keep your child occupied and learning for hours.
Vocabulary.co.il a sister site to Learning Games for Kids also has a wonderful variety of educational games geared specifically to all that relates to learning to read and build vocabulary. There is an extensive list of articles for vocabulary building resources on the right side of the site. This can serve as a go-to resource for anyone teaching reading and vocabulary.
Hopefully, I’ve convinced you that with Chromebook for kids even our youngest students can build a great foundation.