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Using Internet Sites with young people

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When making a decision on the use of specific internet sites with children the following considerations should be made:-

  • Does the content offer relevant age appropriate, educational materials
  • Does it provide positive role models
  • Does the speed of working of the site engage with and maintain the interest of the children.
Foundation Websites

Title
Area
Subject
Description
CLL
Sandcastle Game
CLL
Animal letter Sounds
CLL
Stories on-line
CLL
Wordmaker
CLL
Ladybird
CLL
Flash update
CLL
Learning the alphabet and letter shapes
CLL
Letters and sounds
Creative
Virtual keyboard
Creative
Musical pattern maker
Creative
Paint it
Creative
Mr Men
Creative
Mr Bentleys house Bob the Builder
Creative
Keyboard
Creative
Make an alien
Favourites
Up To Ten
Favourites
Milkshake
Favourites
Bob the Builder
Favourites
Thomas and Friends
Favourites
The Mouse Club
Favourites
Poussinrouge
Favourites
Little Fingers
Knowledge
The Animal
Knowledge
Science
Knowledge
Kew Gardens
Knowledge
Sebastian Swan
Knowledge
Baby animals
Maths
The Northumberland Grid
Maths
A counting program
Maths
Numbertime
Maths
Sudoku Site
Maths
BGFL
Maths
BGFL
Maths
Spark Island
Maths
priorywoods
Physical
Bob the Builder
Physical
Keyboard Skills
Physical
Mouse Skills
Physical
Tidy the Classroom
PSE
Kidspsych
PSE
Dottie and Buzz
PSE
Body parts
PSE
Make a face
PSE
Dressing of a bear


Internet Site Summary Description
The Mouse Club Offers a range of activities for children from 3 years and upwards
Bob The Builder Variety of activities for children three years and upwards
Numbertime Mathematical activities suitable for the older Foundation Stage child

Try:- play a game-Snakes and ladders, pairs, etc

Ambleweb Numeracy Activities for children from four years and upwards
BGfL Foundation Investigating Learning Resources A range and variety of activities

Try:- Characters, Body Parts, and Animal homes

Mape Big Books Offers a range of big books to download including:- Where do hedgehogs go. Harvest Time and Little Red Engine
The Little Animals Activity Centre Variety and range of activities-differentiation included
Naturegrid Biq Books Some stories available in Welsh and French. Homepage offers an opportunity to write emails.
kidsPsych Fun animations, lots of activities for children 1-5 years old
Noddy Some useful activities to develop mouse control - Try Tessie Bear's games and activities
Teletubbies Familiar characters in activities to support mouse control Attractive to children in ways that encourage talk
Disney Appeals to children because of characters like Winnie the Pooh- But be aware that the language activities do not use phonic sounds
Bear Theatre Site involving an interactive puppet
Thomas the Tank Engine Appeals to young children due to familiarity of character -Quite basic in content
Early Birds Music Useful site for 'musically challenged" practitioners allows down loading of sing along activities -lyrics and actions
NIEHS Sing Along Songs American site useful for sing a long
The Big Bus Shape Matching Try to match the coloured shapes
Grid Club Try the sample activities
San Diego Zoo Wild animals shots on line

Other sites of possible interest:

•  The Hoobs

•  Fun With Spot

•  funschool

•  Lego

•  Kids Domain Clipart

•  Lil-Fingers

•  Tiny Planets

•  @School

•  CBeebies Story Circle

•  Argosphere

•  Nick Jr.

•  Munch Bunch

•  Nature Grid

•  Billy Bear's Playground

•  Camvista (Webcam at Trafalgar Square)

•  Dav Pilkey's Extra Crunchy Website of Fun

•  Bear Time

•  Tucows Downloads

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