Hello everyone! It is Ms Celina again. Since the announcement of school and workplace closures, I am sure many of you are trying your best to adapt and transit to the new way of remote learning and working. Parents, I am sure you are wondering what are some of the resources and activities that you can use with your children. Today, I’ll be sharing with you some of these resources.
Level: Kindergarten to Primary
EL Components: Learn Vocabulary, Reading a variety of text types.
Scholastic Learn At Home allows you to choose the different grade level suitable for your children. There are many mini-lessons available based on themes and include, videos, e-books for reading and suggested activities that the children can do. The lessons are also grouped according to weeks for you to try. Your child will be able to learn new vocabulary words through these activities as well.
Just click on the link and explore what it can offer.
EL Components: Various Grammar components, Study and reading skills, Writing, Reading-Authors and books
BrainPOP is an engaging learning platform for children. It consists of animated videos, games and activities across many subjects so children can learn in a fun and engaging manner. For English, there are categories such as Writing, Famous Authors and books, Grammar and Study and Reading Skills available for children to improve on their language skills. One of the games, “The Meaning of Beep”, is actually like a single-line cloze passage but tests children on their understanding of synonyms as well!
The good news is that BrainPOP is now granting free access during the school closure period.
Click on ‘Request for free access’
Click on ‘Family Access’ and fill in your particulars
Level: Preschool to Teens
EL Components: Listening skills, Vocabulary, Oracy, Literary appreciation
Audible is offering free audiobooks during this period of school closure. The books are categorised according to genres, ages and even languages. There is a synopsis for each book and there are reviews provided rated by listeners as well. Simply select the book that you want to listen to and click on ‘Start Listening’. Audiobooks can be a source of great companions for children to get them engaged in the stories. It would also help in their listening skills and for weaker readers, to be able to understand the story.
4. Ted Ed
EL Components: Oracy, Writing/composition, Linguistics, Literature
Ted Ed consists of many animations and video-based lessons to help spark curiosity in the children. Click on ‘Discover’ and browse through the lessons by subjects. Each lesson includes a video, discussion questions to help children think deeper and additional resources to supplement the content. Due to the recent situation, they have also launched TED-ED@Home. You can sign up to receive high quality and interactive lessons delivered to your mailbox.
5. Storyline Online
Level: Primary 1-4
EL Component: Reading, Oracy, Listening, Vocabulary
Does your child enjoy listening to stories with illustrations? Storyline Online is a platform featuring actors reading children’s books. Each book is also accompanied by carefully crafted supplementary materials and lesson plan to help enhance language mastery and communication.
I have come to the end of my post. I hope you that you will have a great time exploring these resources with your children. See you next time.