Some of you know that before becoming obsessed with photography, I wrote about fun and educational crafts and activities to do with your young children. I still write articles, but now I write for other sites as a contributor. We still do a ton of fun activities around here to promote creativity and learning.
With Cole in kindergarten now I have tried to make things even more helpful for him to excel in the classroom. The standards for schools are just crazy. His very first week of kindergarten was completed with a spelling test. Really?! But it is what it is and unless I am ready to homeschool (which I do NOT have the patience or talents for) I need to get with it.
I found a non-profit site that has links to all sorts of resources for the kindergartener. It is really a fun site to go to and hop from as I explore a bunch of different activities to see if they are a good fit for us.
I also found DreamBox Learning. They have a lot of great stuff for Kindergarten through 4th Grade. I really like the information and resources they have for teaching math.
I tend to go way too advanced or too simple. We are currently working on money and their values at home while he is learning it at school. So needless to say that Cole has become money obsessed as he learns about it. The good thing is that his favorite thing to do with the money he has been earning is give it away. It is kind of a good thing and kind of not so much. :/
So here is where I ask if you homeschool? If you don’t homeschool, do you try to come up with stuff at home to reinforce what your child is learning at school? Please tell me I am not the only one that is crazy worried their child will fall behind or not grasp something and fake it.
What are your favorite online resources for parents (not kid oriented sites)?