There’s a story from my children’s youth that involves two preschoolers, a six-hour car trip, and a tape of Robert Munsch reading his own stories. Though some of us may still be traumatised by Mr. Munsch’s existence, the fact remains that everyone still loves his stories. Younger students will love having The Paper Bag Princess read to them; slightly older students will enjoy the prince’s epithet; even middle-school students will applaud the feminist themes.
Elisa sent me a Summer Wordsearch from Primary Games. Don’t forget to continue the conversation about the subtleties of ice cream!
A cute little site from Stephanie: Santa Claus Workshop. Has Christmas songs, stories, etc.
Elisa also found this site that has Christmas games for younger students: UpToTen
For those of you with very young students (less than 7 years old), there are three Maisy Mouse books online. You can find them here. Increasing your screen size will increase the size of the books so the students can see them better.
The younger kids may be familiar with Maisy, as the books have been translated into Chinese.
Awesome new game site for everyone! (Thanks, Stephanie!) An easy way to introduce the boring-but-necessary vocabulary.
Crocodile Games would be great for Beginners and Levels 1 and 2. The games with the light green backgrounds depend on audio (you’ll have to repeat what the game says), and the games with the dark green backgrounds depend on reading.
The Memory Games are just like the ones on Hangmouse website; best of all, they have a Colours game for those who can’t get the old one to work!
If you have older students at lower levels (or scurvy scalliwags of any age), you can also play Pirate games.
Levels 2 and 3–and maybe even 4–may like the Spelling games.
Levels 4 and 5 can beat their heads against the Connector games.
Of course, nothing is perfect: the Crocodile games have annoying background music that I can’t seem to get rid of on my computer. The Pirate games, though, were nice and silent. 🙂
Here are two sites which are good for younger kids and early readers (Level 1).
Cookie.com (They also have a good game page here.)
Ziggity Zoom has quite a few interesting stories. You can turn off the sound by clicking the speaker.