Thursday, August 19, 2010

Starfall Spells Sweet Success for Sophie

Sophie loves "reading" books. She uses plenty of expression in her voice as she recalls, almost word for word, the phrases on each page. Here are just a few of her favorite books:

Today, while perusing through my latest Disney Family Fun Magazine, I came across the Top Ten Fun Websites article. "We tested more than 50 sites to bring you the best: online hangouts that are fun, creative, mostly ad-free, no- or low-cost, and safe." Starfall was one of the few sites suggested for my three-year-old Sophie. According to their site, Starfall is, "...perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special education, homeschool, and English language development (ELD, ELL, ESL)."

We gave this site a test run tonight, and it was quite the hit! Sophie really enjoyed playing various educational games with my constant help. Perhaps children with computer experience could navigate some of these games, but Sophie isn't there yet. She was very enthusiastic as we read letters and said their sounds, created word families and listened to stories. After forty-five minutes, Sophie wanted me to help her continue playing, but dinner wasn't making itself.

I am excited to find this website. It really is educational, and Sophie is having such a great time with it.

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