Sunday, February 21, 2010

Educational Software #2 is a website that has a lot of programs to offer. There are a vast number of subjects offered and for different ages. The Reading and Writing Software caught my attention as it allows kids to learn phonics, reading, spelling, writing and language arts. It also helps develop early reading skills, letter recognition, letter sounds, reading comprehension, vocabulary and English grammar and composition. Arthur's Reading Race stood out the most to me because of the use of things we encounter in everyday life and it is also in the form of a story. It is available for children between the ages of 3 to 7. It's about Arthur and his sister D.W. going to the park and zoo to see who can read the most words to gain rewards. It also includes three educational games that help develop word recognition and other basic reading skills. Kids would really enjoy the story and can read along with it. The words are highlighted as the story is read and children can click on any word to hear it reread. This software can be easily accessed and can be very useful to both parents and teachers. Arthur's Reading Race can be directly accessed through the following link:

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Educational Software #1 is a website that advertises educational software for children of all ages. It ranges from toddlers to middle-school. It enables children too improve their typing skills, spelling, math and reading, and their understanding of science. This educational software has games for children which allows them to have fun while learning and develop an interest for learning. The Math Blaster game-based program caught my attention and is designed for children between the ages 6 to 8 years. This software can be used to enhance skill building in the classroom. The skills learned in this software range from addition and subtraction to problem solving and logic. It also helps to widen children's imagination and can be very useful to parents. This software can be directly accessed via