SMART Early Childhood


Make 5 - http://www.fi.uu.nl/toepassingen/00091/toepassing_wisweb.en.html - For younger students who are just mastering their addition skills, Make 5 is a great way for them to get in some practice. The goal is to get 5 blocks in a row across, diagonally, or vertically by selecting single digit addition problems that sum up to the number shown at the top of the screen. The first to get five in a row wins! Students can compete with each other, or play individually to beat their own best score.


Flash Resources for Primary Grades - http://www.think-bank.com/iwb/flash/index.html - Danny Nicholson of the Whiteboard Blog shares a handful of his flash creations and others he has found on the web. These flash games/activities focus on activities such as "Dress the Snowman" to "A Day at the Beach". Each activity engages your kinesthetic learners in activities on the IWB. Just click on an activity and go!

Crayola Digi-Color - http://www.crayola.com/coloring_application/index.cfm
- Create Crayola artwork on your IWB with any of the Crayola pens or crayons. Choose a crayon, marker, or pencil and start drawing. They've got every pen and every color you could think of. Great for Early Childhood or the Art Class.

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Rycroft Park on Red Fish - http://www.poissonrouge.com/rycroftpark/ - Rycroft Park pushes the limits of the imagination of your young learner as they are encouraged to explore the park. Click on the map to look around the park. Click on anything in the park to take you to strictly for fun games that explore shapes, colors, sounds, and animals. Great for Pre-K and Kindergarten learners.

Maths Planets on Red Fish - http://www.poissonrouge.com/planets/ - This French site walks young learners through a few simple math exercises. Just move the spaceship to the planet of your choice to complete drag and drop activities on addition, subtraction, multiplication, and time. Some planets on this site are strictly for fun, but great for kids.

Crickweb - http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ - This site boasts interactive resources for elementary students (UK Key Stages 1 and 2). Click on the Early Years, Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2 and choose a subject area. You'll then navigate to a list of online games and activities that can be used to supplement any classroom. Keep in mind that Numeracy activities will be expressed in UK currency and History activities will reflect British history. But beyond that, these are great IWB resources. My favorites are the science activities. There are plenty to choose from and they work for a variety of skill levels.

top_marks.JPGTop Marks Location Activity - http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/vtc/location/eng/Introduction/default.htm - This activity from Top Marks, a British Educational site, teaches children about location. Activities focus on "where we are", "where we are going" and place. A series of activities is included in this link. Each works great on any IWB.











KOL Jr. - http://kids.aol.com/KOL/1/KOLJrStories - Kids Online Jr., from AOL. This site has activities, games, and music, but the link here takes you to the Storybook site. Click on a story and listen as the pages are read aloud to you. Submitted by Kristen Tanner.

Storyline Online - http://www.storylineonline.net/ - Wonderful website from the Screen Actors Guild Foundation. Listen and watch as your favorite stories are read aloud by actors such as Betty White and James Earl Jones. Submitted by Kristen Tanner

Dinosaur Dentist - http://www.ictgames.com/dinosaurDentist/index.html- This flash game quizzes children on addition that results in double digits. Easy and fun to watch the dinosaur boogie when you get a problem right.

Birmingham Grid for Learning - http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/15.cfm?s=15&p=252,index - The resources on this site are too numerous to mention, so I provided a link to everything. You'll find resources for every level and nearly every subject. All of these items are interactive and provide a drag and drop or "click to learn" feature. Check out the link for your subject area, find something you like. There's something for everyone.

game_goo.JPGGame Goo - http://www.earobics.com/gamegoo/gooey.html - Game Goo - Learning that Sticks! This website touts around 13 games from beginner to advanced, which teach kids about everything ranging from the basics of the alphabet to poetry. Great for reinforcing grammar and spelling skills. Try "Squanky the Tooth Taker" to help kids learn about opposites or "Alien Scavenger Hunt" to help them with their spelling. Each of these flash games works great as a quick reinforcing activity when you have free time during class.

Grammaropolis! - http://www.grammaropolis.com/Games/word_sort/Grammaropolis_SortWords_r1.html - Grammaropolis takes students through three levels in which they sort through nouns, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, verbs, conjunctions, etc.... Words float down from the top of the screen and you simply click and drag them to the right category. Simple and fun!


Reading Street Resources- http://smartboardgoodies.com/2010/08/10/readingstreet/- Normally I don't post links to websites that provide more links to other websites, but this one couldn't be passed up. This link takes to you a post on smartboardgoodies.com that provides a lengthy list of resource websites to supplement Reading Street, a reading instruction program by Scott Foresman. Hope some of you find this helpful.

BBC Science Clips - http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/5_6/science_5_6.shtml- This site was originally posted on our SMART Science page. It boasts a wealth of interactive activities for students ages 5 - 11. Each science topic contains tutorials, games, quizzes and printable materials - all in one activity. Some activities can be embedded on a webpage. Try the activity on food chains below:


Robot Obstacle Course - http://www.omsi.info/visit/tech/RobotActivity/index.htm- This game teaches children about basic programming skills by having them program a robot to successfully navigate an obstacle course. Uses colors and shapes to program the robot.


MeeGenius - http://www.meegenius.com/ - This site contains a library of childrens books that you can view and have read aloud over your internet connection. Titles include The Princess and the Pea, Robin Hood, The Frog Prince, and many more. If you register with the site, you can personalize books so the characters reflect the names of students in your class. The site also has an app for the iPhone and iPad.


Tumblebooks - http://www.tumblebooks.com/library/asp/home_tumblebooks.asp - View or listen to full ebooks online or at your SMARTBoard. Links on this site also include games and puzzles. You can also download a Tumblebooks player and add books to your playlist. - Submitted by Deana McCloud

K-2 Student Interactives -
http://www.uen.org/k-2interactives/ - This site includes flash-based interactive games covering the ABCs, Reading, Listening, Writing, Words, Art & Music, My World, Math, Brain Games, and Health. - Submitted by Deana McCloud

Science Up Close - http://www.harcourtschool.com/menus/science/up_close_index.html - Science Up Close provides learning modules for Science students in grades 1-6. Each modules contains videos, tutorials, and descriptions on a variety of science topics, ranging from "Parts of the Ear" to "Layers of the Earth". - Submitted by Deana McCloud


Additional sites for Early Childhood - http://www.epals.com/ - http://www.lessonplanet.com/