“Having someone that wanted me to succeed stuck in my brain.”Andie, dictionary project recipient.
We interviewed two adults who received dictionaries from our Dictionary Project when they were in elementary school. Watch the videos below to hear, in their own words, how that project helped them succeed.
Funbrain is a hub of free educational games for children from pre-K through eight grade. Its games and comics are designed to help develop skills in math, reading, and problem-solving.
Early moments provides affordable books for children from birth to age five. Right now, you can order four Dr. Seuss books for the price of one, and shipping is free!
Comic Phonics is a website with resources and advice for teachers and parents. It features comics that teach phonics, but also blog posts with practical tips on how to effectively teach children. The goal is that all of its resources should be fun for both the adults and the children!
Ferst Foundation, founded in 1999 by Robin Ferst, is a nonprofit with a mission to increase literacy (just like Literacy Alliance!).
Their Muscogee branch offers newsletters, reading tips, and opportunities for you to volunteer and help boost literacy among our children.
Visit their website to learn more, and register your child to receive free books!
Starfall is a collection of computer games aimed for young children. They’re designed to be educational as well as engaging.
The program emphasizes exploration, play, and positive reinforcement—encouraging children to become confident and intrinsically motivated. Starfall is an educational alternative to other entertainment choices for children and is especially effective for special education, homeschooling, and English language development (ELD, ELL, ESL). It is widely used in schools that serve children with special needs and learning difficulties.From starfall.com
Although not free, Starfall is inexpensive and offers bulk prices for teachers and schools so multiple children can use it in their classrooms
Khan Academy is free online learning for all ages! This website allows one to learn at their own pace for free. It featured a wide range of subjects including math, science, and humanities. Overall, it’s a great resource for students, teachers, and anyone who wants to brush up on their skills!
LENA start is a 10-week long course for parents and their children that aims to improve brain development. It helps parents learn how to interact with their children in ways that improve their child’s cognitive abilities. It improves readiness for school as well as lifelong learning.