Online Learning Resource Roundup
Whether it’s writing worksheets or discovering natural wonders, Oxford Learning is pleased to bring you this online learning resource roundup for students of all ages. There’s a different online learning resource to discover every day of the week!
Here are some of our favourite online learning resources this week:
National Parks of the US
See volcanoes in Hawaii. Go spelunking in caves. Repel in ice crevices…
Learn about the importance of national parks while discovering the wonders of the natural world. A site with great visuals, kids of all ages will love taking this virtual adventure!
Art for Kids
Cutting. Pasting. Colouring. Painting. Creating… let the little artist inside your child shine with creative expression with The Art for Kids Hub. Art and crafting help kids develop many learning skills such as following direction, focus and attention, and creative thinking.
Check out the colouring printouts or the learn to draw lessons by age!
IXL Immersive Learning
Featuring comprehensive math and language training for K-12, IXL takes learning out of the workbook and onto the web. Not only does it have a cool name (say the letters IXL out loud: “I excel!”) but the site lets you choose problems by grade and topic. This is a paysite, but it does allow a certain number of free problems per day.
Check it out!
With cursive writing dropped from most schools’ curriculum, many kids are at a loss when they encounter cursive writing. Writing cursive isn’t just for the olden days! The benefits of good handwriting practice include increased brain activation in a variety of subjects!
Help your kids learn how to perfect their penmanship with these free downloadable worksheets:
Canadian Olympic School Program
If your child is an Olympic hopeful, this site is for you! Written by teachers, the COSP offers over 100 free online education lessons that are pedagogically sound, inspire Olympic values, and engage Canadians in adopting and maintaining healthy active lifestyles. With customizable options for grades and topics including literacy, mental fitness, physical activity, and social studies, you can bring the Olympic spirit to life right at home!
Famous People Reading to Children
Search the hashtag #OperationStorytime and you’ll find videos of both famous authors and actors reading beloved children’s books. But if you don’t feel like searching, website Romper has rounded them up for you in one handy post. It’s a great way to help your kids get all the mental benefits of storytime but from a screen. It won’t be the same as reading to your child directly from a book, but it’s the next best thing.
Dog on a Log
Even the most favourite games and books get boring after a while. Offering reading resources using phonics for young or struggling readers, Dog on a Log’s free printables (especially the board games and card games) can make practising reading a lot of fun. There’s even a free reading skill assessment tool you can use.
Check it out!
We hope you enjoyed our online learning resource roundup for this week! Be sure to like and share this post with other parents!