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Friday, May 22, 2015

Resources For Kids To Learn English Online

Resources For Kids To Learn English Online

Here is a guide to resources to help kids to learn English, learning English online can be fun for kids. Kids can learn through songs, videos and  more.

Learning English Can Be Fun

Reading Skills Grade 3
Learning English, learning Grammar, synonyms, antonyms, spelling, phonics, etc can be fun. Here are some fun websites for kids to learn English.
Learning English Songs, Learning English Games, Learning English Videos and many interactive learning English sites can be found on the web. I will find and review them for you.
These learning English sites would be great for Children learning English as a Second Language (ESL) but useful for anyone learning English all the same.
Sometimes I like to look at YouTube for kids learning English resources.

Grammar Rock - on YouTube

I love this Learning Grammar Videos by Grammar Rock on YouTube. They make learning grammar so much fun!

Learning Alphabets and Phonics

Starfall's Learn to Read with Phonics

The first place to head to for children to learn alphabets and learn phonics is Starfall.com. There are four levels of difficulty:
1. ABCs
2. Learn to Read
3. It's Fun to Read
4. I'm Reading
If you go through all the learn to read levels, your child will be an independent English reader in no time. 

LearningEnglish Kids has interesting Christmas Stories for Kids. Check it out!

LearnEnglish Kids

by British Council

No Learning English for Kids site would be complete without the mention of British Council's LearnEnglish Kids.
It is colorful and has so many exciting learning English Games, Songs, Stories and Activities for Children to learn English in a fun manner. Not only will it benefit kids who are non-native learners of English, all kids learning English will find this site extremely enjoyable!
I love LearnEnglish Kids because other than teaching kids English, it also teaches kids about different cultures and holidays.
One example is this great Christmas for kids link with exciting Christmas Stories for Kids. Besides the short Christmas Stories for kids, children can also have fun learning English and about Christmas by playing Christmas Games, making Christmas crafts, taking Christmas quizzes and printing Christmas worksheets. What better way to learn English then to have fun while learning it. 

Learn from a Variety of Mediums

Children's Learning Tablet

You can learn English not only from books. You can learn English Online and by using audio CDs to listen to English Songs and Stories or by using software to play interactive Learn English Games.

Online English Language Dictionaries

English Picture Dictionary
There are quite a few online English Dictionaries available. Some of them are from very established names like Cambridge, Merriam-Webster etc. Here are some of them:
  • Cambridge Dictionary Online
    Two options to Cambridge English Dictionaries are available. They are the Essential British English and Essential American English. Both are for elementary and lower intermediate learners of English, and are have easy to understand definitions and ex
  • Merriam-Webster
    The Merriam-Webster online dictionary has and English Dictionary as well as a Thesaurus. You can easily browse words by topics such as Sports and Recreation, Home and Garden, Health and Fitness etc.
  • Learner's Dictionary
    This dictionary is also by Merriam-Webster and is specially for Learners and Teachers of the English Language.
  • Oxford Dictionaries Online
    Did you know that Oxford Dictionaries has a special section for Children and Schools with free bilingual resources, free bilingual audio as well as free worksheets for children to have fun with Dictionaries.
  • Dictionary.com
    You can easily search from hundreds of online dictionaries and thesaurus at Dictionary.com. In fact, at this time of writing there are 16,738,555 words being searched today. That just goes to show how many people find this online English Dictionary useful
Students learning English as a Second Language (ESL), Check the following site out!


Resources for English as a Second Language (ESL)

If you are learning English as a Second Language (ESL) you will find the resources on UsingEnglish.com helpful. These ESL tools are for students of English, teachers and learners. There are useful handouts and printables as well as useful links for information on English.
The teacher handouts and printables are very useful for your child to practise English.
Older children may find this site useful. Parents, educators and teachers will find plenty of resources for teaching English to kids of different levels here.


for Preschoolers

Kindersay has Free Online English Videos and Activities for Preschool Children.
There are over 500 online activities available in a special Word Show format. These are great for preschool kids as well as Children who are learning English as Second Language (ESL) to learn English words.
Parents can create their own lessons tailored to their child's abilities and interests by storing the videos under their favorites and playing them for their child. It is also easy enough for the child to navigate on his or her own.

Interactive English Games and Activities

from Woodlands Junior School Literacy Zone

Woodlands Junior School, a primary school in England with students from ages 7 to 11 have a good Educational Site for Children. It includes a Literacy Zone for kids with Interactive English Games in the following categories:
1. Words and Spelling
2. Grammar
3. Punctuation
4. Writing Text


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