Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Nicklesburg is a fun site that helps teach about money. I love that they have a friendly Mayor that walks you through everything. This way you don’t have to guess at what you are doing and how to do it. This site teaches about money and how to use and save it. What a great thing for kids to learn young.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Syllable Split

Syllable Split is a fun beginner game that helps kids understand syllables. They are given 3 words and the bear splits them into syllables. The computer then says the word in syllables and your child is asked to pick the right word.
This site works on word recognition and begins to teach about syllables. It has 3 levels but the only difference I could see between the levels was how fast the logs moved in the game after they get 6 words right and helped the bear build his house.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Left and Right

I have noticed that many kids have problems learning which way is left and which way is right. I was thinking about this while my kids and I were driving in the car and I was telling them about a policeman on the side of the road. Instead of telling them that the policeman was on the left I told them "Look out daddy's side window."

Thursday, June 9, 2011


I had a special request to find second grade math topics. The biggest concept a second grader needs to know is how to regroup. Basically how to make 10 ones turn into a ten. Here is practice site that I was very impressed with.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Making Rain

Hurray Summer is finally here. Don't let the summer pass you by. There are so many activities that you can do with your kids while they are home to fill their time so they don't get the "I'm bored" syndrome.
My kids are just getting old enough to do Science experiments with me. We love "Messy Projects."
Here's our first one.