Interactive websites for children

There are many websites providing free interactive games and activities for children – some better than others! Here are some that I think are worth a visit:

Poisson Rouge
A treasure chest of activities for young children to explore – they can develop their ICT skills without the need to read any text or follow any instructions.
(For parents who want to understand what the site has to offer before allowing their child to roam it freely, there is a user guide – click on the Union Jack symbol at the bottom of the home page, then ‘User Guide’)

NGfL Cymru
This site has a useful page for seeing how to write letters correctly and hear the sounds. The first page has the letter names – click on the arrow on the bottom right of the page to go to the letter formation page.

Family Learning
A selection of links to free phonics games

Starfall
This is a popular site with many schools and parents (the American accent is not to everyone’s taste though).

BBC Words and Pictures
Games and activities that focus on a different areas of phonics work.

School websites
A number of schools have created their own websites – these are the best I have come across so far. I have linked to the Literacy pages but they also have lots of activities covering other areas of learning:

Woodlands Junior School,Kent

Northwood Primary School, Kent

If you come across another great website, or one of these links is broken, please let us know.

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