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Websites that Promote Reading Readiness

Updated on January 6, 2014

Scholastic Story Starters

List of Free Websites

Starfall - Starfall is a child favorite! It has many phonics-based games, videos and interactive content.

Literactive - You need to create a free account for literactive, but the nursery rhymes, phonics-based games and e-books are well worth it.

Have Fun Teaching Unlike the other sites Have Fun Teaching, does not have online games for children. Instead they have fantastic modern academic videos. I LOVE the letter sounds and sight word videos. See the letter A video below :).

Storyline Online Storyline online is a website containing videos. The videos are of celebrities reading children's stories.

PBS Kids Typical TV shows do not produce quality academic games, however, PBS kids an exception to this.

ABCya! ABCya! has educational games for K-5 graders.

Spelling City Spelling City has many games perfect for children who are beginning to build their conventional spelling skills.

Scholastic's Story Starters If you live in one of the 18 states that will be a part of the PARCC assessments, this is a great tool to help your child practice their online writing skills. This will help your child prepare the PARCC online high stakes testing. This would be an activity for a kindergarten-3rd grader.

Scholastic's Clifford Interactive StoryBooks Scholastic's Clifford Interactive site contains online books and phonics games for young children.

Have Fun Teaching - Letter A Song


List of Free Apps

Endless Alphabet - Endless Alphabet is a fun way to introduce letter sounds and phonemic awareness skills

Sight Words- Sight Words has flashcard type lists of sights words for preschoolers-3rd graders.

Bluster- Bluster has many partner phonemic awareness games.

Tic Tac Toe Phonics- Tic Tac Toe Phonics requires children to answer phonemic awareness questions, inside a game of tic tac toe

Reader- Reader shows children a picture of an object then gives them a puzzle. The child must drag the letter pieces into the correct spelling place. Then, Reader puts the word into a sentence.

Spelling City- Spelling City has a variety of spelling activities for grades K-12.

Alphabet Trace- Alphabet Trace is a tracing game for children who are learning letter formation.

Preschool and Kindergarten Learning Games- This app has a shape and color game, along with a letter game for younger children.



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