Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Reading Curriculums

Parents can choose from a wide variety of homeschooling reading curriculums. Choosing the right reading curriculum is important to ensure kids have a great time learning to read. Reading curriculums differ from each other in terms of their approach to teaching kids how to read.

Some have colorful textbooks with many pictures, while others are simple and come only in black and white. Some curriculums follow the standard text design, while others are multi-sensory and include movable letters, or songs and rhymes. Some include different scripts to help students master the initially confusing concept of multiple letter sounds for a single alphabet. Parents should choose the curriculum for reading based on the kind of instruction they want to give their child.

Reading Activities

Activities for Practicing Alphabetical Order

Activities for Practicing Parts of Speech

How to encourage kids to read

Learning Letters

Lunchbox Notes: A fun way to promote reading

Reaching for Reading

Spelling Activities

Practicing Antonyms, Synonyms and Homonyms

Rhyme Time

Reading Worksheets for Kindergarten

Find the Rhyme

Draw a Rhyme

Months’ Match-Up

Coloring Fun

Crayon Colors

Sorry, Wrong Sound

What’s the Sound?

Reading Worksheets for 2nd Grade

Digraph Bubbles

Amazing Blends

Locked Out

Trapping the Robbers: Adjectives

Trapping the Robbers: Word Meanings

Trapping the Robbers: Writing a Story

Trapping the Robbers: Scrambled Sentences

Test Your Word Power – III

Test Your Word Power – IV

Bingo the Storyteller

Dingo Tale

Getalong Gets Better

Getalong Gets Better: Word Meanings

Getalong Gets Better: Riddle Time

Getalong Gets Better: Word Quiz

Test Your Word Power – V

Test Your Word Power – VI

Fearless Fox and the Lion: Word Usage

Fearless Fox and the Lion: Word Meanings

Fearless Fox and the Lion: Jungle Trek

Fearless Fox and the Lion: The Adventure

What’s the Good Verb? – I

What’s the Good Verb? – II

A Day in the Life of Fearless: Word Usage

A Day in the Life of Fearless: Word Meanings

A Day in the Life of Fearless: Scrambled Sentences

A Day in the Life of Fearless: What’s it Like?

Increase Your Verb Power: Word Usage

Increase Your Verb Power: Word Meanings

Increase Your Verb Power: Similar or Opposite?

Increase Your Verb Power: Analogies

Fearless Does It Again: The Jumbo Trap

Fearless Does It Again: Word Meanings

Fearless Does It Again: Finding the Lost City

Fearless Does It Again: Analogies

Parents should remember that the reading curriculum chosen for homeschooling or by the children’s school is not binding. There are plenty of reading worksheets and activities that parents can choose from Jumpstart. A good reading game can be of great use to a child who is just learning to read.

Friday, December 16, 2011

English Curriculum

English educational resources can be used to supplement any English curriculum. There are plenty of English worksheets and activities that parents can use to give their children extra practice. Word games are a fun and effective way of practicing vocabulary and spelling. Online English games are another great way of practicing English while having fun.

When it comes to choosing the right English curriculum, parents often find that they have to pick and choose curriculums from different companies before they have a satisfactory overall course. This is because English is such a broad subject, comprised of components like writing, spelling, grammar, and vocabulary. Each publisher may have a combination of one or more of these components in their English curriculum, leaving parents to search for an additional course that covers the remaining components.

However, some English curriculums do have all of these components in a single book. After finding out about the options available and what is different about each one, parents can make their final choice keeping the child’s and the family’s requirements in mind.

English Activities

English Worksheets

English Worksheets for Kindergarten

English Worksheets for 1st Grade

English Worksheets for 2nd Grade

English Worksheets for 3rd Grade

English Worksheets for 4th Grade

English Worksheets for 5th Grade

Monday, November 21, 2011

Color Lesson Plans

Color lesson plans are usually used for younger classes, where kids are still new to the concept of mixing and creating new colors. There are many different types of color lesson plans available, each of them outlining different ways in which students can be introduced to colors and allowed to experiment with them.

Teachers know their students the best and are therefore the best judge of which color lesson plan will work well in their classroom. Whichever color lesson plan the teacher uses, it is important to make sure that the students have a great time learning about something as fun as colors!

Color lesson plans for younger students may stop at the relationship colors share with each other. Learning happens best when multiple senses are involved, and a lesson about colors can involve multiple senses more than most other lessons can. Teachers should look for lesson plans where the entire class can have fun learning about colors.

Here are some color lesson plans that teachers can use to have fun while teaching students about colors.

Art Marble Art
Beautiful Butterfly Prints
Awesome Octopus
Trying Out Art

After all, colors are one of the most basic forms in which humans view and experience the world around them.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Math Activities

Teach your kindergartener basic math principles with easy kindergarten math activities. Math practice will always be fun with easy math activities for kindergarteners!

Use preschool math activities to familiarize your preschooler with numbers. These activities help kids in recognizing numbers, and developing a basic sense of math. Simple math activities will give your preschooler a better understanding of measurements, ratios and other basic math concepts.

Math activities for kids
help parents and teachers gauge the extent to which children have understood different concepts and are able to apply them. Fun math activities are a great way to give a child that much-needed extra math practice. See our list of math worksheets.

Math Activities for all grades

Because math is used in our day to day life, math activities use everyday examples to teach kids simple calculations that help them understand and remember concepts better.

Monday, November 14, 2011

School Resources

Teachers can always use extra help when it comes to teaching resources. Whether the teacher teaches at a school or homeschools, there are plenty of resources available that can make the task easier.

Primary school resources are perhaps more important than school resources for any other age group. Primary school students are at the beginning of their educational journey, and it is at this first stage that teachers should captivate their interest and instill in them a love for learning.

Middle school resources include resources for teachers like lesson plans, teaching aids and resources to keep lessons fun and interesting. Additionally, there are lots of resources for students like quizzes, online games and exercises for extra practice.

High school resources focus more on students’ needs. The topics are very specific, and the teaching/studying tools are more about getting students interested in the subject matter. High school resources include many self-help resources.


English Activities

English Worksheets

English Worksheets for Kindergarten

English Worksheets for 1st Grade

English Worksheets for 2nd Grade English Worksheets for 3rd Grade English Worksheets for 4th Grade English Worksheets for 5th Grade


Reading Worksheets

Reading Worksheets for Kindergarten


Math Worksheets

Math Worksheets for Kindergarten
Math Worksheets for 1st Grade Math Worksheets for 2nd Grade Math Worksheets for 3rd Grade Math Worksheets for 4th Grade Math Worksheets for 5th Grade


Science Activities

Science Worksheets

Science Worksheets for 1st Grade
Science Worksheets for 2nd Grade Science Worksheets for 3rd Grade Science Worksheets for 5th Grade


Thursday, November 3, 2011

Kids Math Practice

Kids can practice math with fun math activities. These can be fun paper and pencil activities or interesting math games that can be played around the house. Younger kids are more likely to benefit from math activities that use concrete everyday objects. Older kids can play beneficial online math games.

It is important to let each child follow his/her own learning pace. Children must never be made to move on to more advanced math practice before they master simpler concepts in mathematics. It is important to be consistent with math practice in order to make visible progress in the subject.

Many parents find it convenient to let their kids practice math online. Most online math practice tests and questions are available for free. Using the online math worksheets available on many websites is another great way for kids to get free math practice. With a few guidelines in mind, parents can make the most of this free math practice.

Math Activities :

Fun math activities are an excellent way to give kids the extra math practice they need. Math activities are a change from the math problems usually found in worksheets and textbooks. They are great for breaking the monotony of practicing math problems for long periods of time.

20 Questions

A “Bird’s Eye” View

Blast Off!

Frankie's Facts

Fact Bee

Fraction Puzzles

Terrific Tangrams

Ducks in a Row

Top Spinner

A Friend

Divide and Conquer

Math lesson plan :

A math lesson plan outlines the content and course of a math lesson. Math lesson plans act as guides for teachers as they introduce and practice important math concepts with their students. It is therefore important that math lesson plans are designed keeping the best teaching practices for math teachers in mind.

Dr. Zero’s Division Puzzles

Shapeword Crossword

Getting in Shape

Cut Ups


Bug Capture

Target 50

Chain of Clues

Number Patterns

As I Was Going

Mental math :

Mental math is the solving of mathematical problems using nothing but the human brain. A person who is good at mental math can solve simple math problems more quickly without paper, pencils or calculators than when they are using a calculating device! There are many reasons parents should introduce their children to mental math.

Time to Read

Making Changes

Addition and Subtraction Baseball

Ratso's Subtraction

Multiple Mania

Robot Race

Bug Capture

Target 50

Chain of Clues

Even or Odd

Math skills :

Math skills are needed to do well in subjects like physics and chemistry. In higher education, math is used in subjects ranging from psychology to accounting. Fortunately, with just a little practice, your child can make great improvements in his/her math skills.

Memory Walk

Mirror Image

Block Buildings

You Are There!

Code Words

Creepy Crawly Estimation

Measurement and Mapping

Getting Away From It All

Cutout Competition

Draw ‘n Distort