What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
What kids can learn
Language & Reading
- life cycle
Thinking & Reasoning
- applying information
- academic development
- personal growth
Engagement, Approach, Support
Interactive games feature audio -- including narrators who read words and sounds that ring out after kids respond -- and provide valuable language lessons in an entertaining format. Kids can move at their own pace and get hints if they need to.
Kids get language, vocabulary, spelling, logic, and reading practice. You can personalize learning by customizing word lists, and paid subscribers can access writing exercises, flashcards, and other resources.
Short videos explain site content. Users pose questions and suggestions on a forum, and teachers can access lessons, classroom ideas, printable worksheets, educational articles, and resources on topics such as British spelling.
What's it about?
Created by a former game producer, VOCABULARYSPELLINGCITY.COM offers about a dozen free learning-based games and other activities that include vocabulary and spelling lists. Users need to register to save and share lists. Those who purchase a paid, ad-free membership also can access sentence and paragraph writing exercises, flashcards, and additional games. Adults can track kids' progress on spelling tests and other exercises, and kids see correct answers for questions they missed. The site also provides significant resources for teachers.
Is it any good?
Families can talk about...
- Families can talk about which games your child found most helpful. Did spelling out new words help your child remember them, or did the site's other games prove more useful?
- Discuss any new terms your child learned on the site. Which did your child find the most difficult to understand, and why?
- Are there any vocabulary words or historical names or terms your child is struggling with in school? Try to use the word in a few sentences to help reinforce it.
|Pricing structure:||Free, Paid|