Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Great site for Younger Students


Starfall.com is a wonderful website that is designed for younger students to aid with phonics development in learning to read.  I love that the stories are animated and illustrated with colorful graphics and there are options to hear the story sections read to you.  The words are also highlighted as they are read for help with site word recognition.
For math, students can practice with shapes, patterns and telling time on a clock.  The activities are engaging and sounds clips encourage students to continue.
Although there are some limitations in access unless you are registered members, there is plenty available for students to practice and learn with, without signing up.  I highly encourage teachers of lower grades, especially English Language Learners or students with IEPs to visit this site and have their students reinforce their learning with the activities provided here.


  1. I love this site! I plan to use the activities with the adults with developmental disabilities whom I work with as a way to keep them actively engaged throughout the day. They're still working on communication and skills such as telling time. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Great site so many ideas to help us work with those with developmental disabilities. I volunteer with adults and some are in this area. So it is helpful for all.

  3. I always think of grade level in terms of average age for each grade but I am so glad this what I have found can be used with other ages at different developmental stages as well. Please let me know how it works, if you have the opportunity to try it out.