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(Last updated May 2013)

Friday, March 19, 2010

Weekend Reading - Hands-on learning and internet games

This weekend we head back to Kris at Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers for the third installment in her series on Hands-on Learning.
"Not all hands-on learning involves craft-type projects or board games. Sometimes, my kids enjoy computer-based learning. That probably isn't what you typically think of when you think of hands-on learning, but it is something that engages kids outside of a textbook and often helps them grasp concepts in different ways. I thought I'd share some of our favorite links with you..."
This week she profiles half a dozen reading and math websites - most of them are free and all of them look good. We've checked out a couple of them at our place this week and I can definitely recommend them. My pre-reader loves Starfall, and my reader is busy accruing points to spend on various prizes at Book Adventure (which is awesome - it even allows the parent to create vouchers for tailor-made prize incentives). The arcade-style maths games are a winner too.


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