Spring has come and so has our new look. We hope you like it.
We have not shared any new interactive resources with you in a while so today we are going to share one of which you may not be aware. It is called e-Learning for Kids. This is how they describe the purpose of their site.
"Established in late 2004, e-Learning for Kids is a global, nonprofit foundation dedicated to fun and free learning on the Internet for children ages 5 - 12. We offer free, best-in-class courseware in math, science, reading and keyboarding; and we’re building a community for parents and educators to share innovations and insights in childhood education."
A very worthy endeavor is it not? I know there are many delightful and wonderful apps out now and many more to come along, but for some families and schools the new gadgets such as iPad, iTouch,or iPhones are not available, so sites like this one has great value.
When you visit this site you will see it offers many interactive activities. I especially like that you can readily see what that particular activity teaches and exactly what age level the skill is appropriate for. Many of the activities that I tried out reminded me of Sesame Street and Electric Company. The pace was slow enough for the child to grasp it and was geared or themed around things kids like. I could see these activities being very useful for your RTI. I can especially see you sharing these with your parents for your language students to practice at home with the parent!
Here is the link to take you to the course page:
Certainly the Language Arts activities would be appropriate for many therapy goals, but so too would some of the math ones. I hope you will check this one out for yourself.
Have fun with your kids this week!
Leah J Musgrave, M.S. CCC-SP
Dean Trout, retired SLP