Can anyone direct me to a good website where I can print worksheets for 1st and 2nd grade?
I'm looking for different and fun ways to help my 2 kids learn reading and math. It's not an easy job and I need all the help I can get. :0)
- HeidiLv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
As a parent and former elementary school teacher, I applaud your efforts to help your kids with their reading and math. Worksheets can be a useful tool to assess what skills kids have mastered, and what they still need to work on. But virtually every child I know will tell you that worksheets are the LEAST fun way to learn.
In my experience, kids of that age learn most easily when the learning is part of a game or project. There's lots of ways you can teach reading and math skills. Card games and dice games are great for learning number operations: + - X /.
Take at look at Dr. Mike's Math Games for Kids for some free ideas... even a few worksheets:
Some more ideas from Let's Play Math!:
Education World has lots of great game ideas for all subjects, as well as printables:
LearningReviews.com has links and descriptions of free online interactive math games and worksheets:
There are also fun ways to help kids learn to read. Let your kids choose some from the picture books section in your public library. The children's librarian is very helpful in recommending books based on your children's interests, such as animals, dinosaurs, dancing, etc. Be sure to get recommendations for nonfiction as well as story books. Read to each child and with each child for at least half an hour a day. Break it up into small segments based on how long each can stay focused.
Reading Rockets is a fantastic public-sponsored site with suggestions for parents and teachers on helping kids learn to read. I've recommended it to all the parents of my beginning readers:
There are also many free online interactives for reading and writing on listed on LearningReviews.com. For reading, look at the links for Learn to Read at Starfall
Read Along Stories & Songs
ReadWriteThink Word Family Sort
Words and Pictures:
ReadWriteThink has excellent interactives for all kinds of reading and writing skills:
For spelling and vocabulary, look at the sites listed here. My favorite is SpellingCity:
Have a great summer learning with your kids!Source(s): LearningReviews.com is a directory with reviews of free interactive sites to help kids of all ages learn in all subjects, with sites for parents and teachers too: http://learningreviews.com/jreviews/