Children and Youth
– Ages 6 to 18
Teachers at READ research and identify resource materials that support innovative remedial teaching and learning in language arts and mathematics.
Resources and links for Children
Pick up the pen – Learn to Write! – a collection of hand writing links from an American promotional products company.
Browser Books – stories to read on your browser, for beginning readers.
Dance Mat Typing – a UK site with typing exercises (ask your adult if you need help understanding the British accent).
Greater Victoria Public Library kids’ pages – fun and useful stuff for kids and teens including study tips and on-line stories.
Guyku – from the book Guyku, A Year of Haiku for Boys, this site has projects, activities and free stuff.
GUYS READ – link to a web-based literacy program for boys, designed to help boys become self-motivated, lifelong readers.
Kids Help Phone – provides toll-free, 24-hour, anonymous phone counselling for children.
Orangekids.ca – learn about saving, earning, spending and investing from ING Direct with games and videos.
Robert Munsch – the official website of one of Canada’s favourite children’s authors, with poetry and listen on-line stories.
Silly Books – listen to stories on-line and send in your own.
Smart Start for Kids – interactive videos and games from the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce to increase kids’ understanding of money and banking.
Sofa Adventures in Reading – this surprising site with its collection of kid, tween and teen book titles was recommended to READ by the students in Ms. McKnight’s class in Delaware
Resources and links for Youth
Algebasics – do algebra on-line and get step-by-step instructions
Fun Brain – do Mad Libs on line, read pages from Diary of A Wimpy Kid and find games
Grammar Bytes! – terms, exercises and handouts to help make sense of grammar
Greater Victoria Public Library teens’ pages – fun and useful stuff for kids and teens including study tips and on-line stories
Kids Help Phone – provides toll-free, 24-hour, anonymous phone counselling for teens
Math Playground – for elementary and middle school kids
WebMath – helps you solve your math problems
Young Poets.ca – a website for young poets and their teachers with markets and contests
Resources and links for Parents
Childs Play 101 – the ultimate guide to camps and activities for kids in and around Victoria BC
Family Navigator – an online tool kit for Canadian Forces Families with special needs and responsibilities
Greater Victoria Public Library parents and educator’s page – fun and useful stuff for kids and teens including study tips and on-line stories
Kids in Victoria – local, online community for moms and dads with forums, classifieds and kid-friendly businesses
Lesson Planet – an article written for teachers but still helpful for parents in understanding the benefits of Readers’ Theatre
Orca Book Publishers – topical titles for reluctant readers of all ages
Read, Write, Think – resources for reading and language art instruction
Spelling City.com – a online spelling program with a section for parents (please note: This is an American site with American spelling)
The Amazing Incredible Handwriting Worksheet Maker – Make free worksheets to help your child practice handwriting