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Learn To Read Online At Starfall.com

Submitted by on March 3, 2009 – 6:34 am7 Comments
Learn To Read Online At Starfall.com

Starfall.com is a great free website for kids in the first grade learning to read. Is has a huge collection of online activities, songs, nursery rhymes and other materials that teach kids the alphabet and how to put the sounds together into words.

On Starfall.com you will meet a number of cute animated characters such as Zac The Rat, Peg The Hen or Gus The Duck. They will guide you through the many activities, including Sight Words and exercises where you learn all about chunking or long vowels vs short vowels.

The animated alphabet has a cute animation or song for each letter in the alphabet.

dragon_fableFor kids who already know how to read, Starfall.com offers online animated plays, fiction an nonfiction stories, comics, folk tales, Creek myths and Chinese fables. You can click on each word in the texts and have it read out loud, or listen to it one sentence at a time.

In the Starfall Store , you can order a number of great products such as Starfall Speedway Game, a literacy bord game, Phonics puzzles, motivational stickers and much more.

With its huge selection of great activities, Starfall.com is the number one literacy website on the Internet. Best, of all, it is completely free and does not display any ads!


7 Comments »

  • Andrew Gitt says:

    http://www.StoryTimeForMe.com is a free online children’s book library with dozens of beautifully illustrated picture books. All the books are animated, have word highlighting and are professional narrated.

  • Andrew Gitt says:

    Could you please write a review on our site as well as Starfall?

  • Joanne M. Annecchini says:

    Question and Concern: I am a site supervisor level teacher who has a home school in Santa Maria CA (Holy Angels Day School, Orcutt CA) for children ages 4-8. My concern is how do I know if the on-line books for children are written with the same professionalism and values I have for my children since stories can reflect the view point and education of the writer. Who monitors the books?

  • leo says:

    What I like about Starfall is it is Web-based with no need to install any software. For some reason I feel safer that way but you need to have a hi-speed Internet to make this work. I also love the way they organized their lessons and the graphics used considering it’s free.

  • Robert says:

    Starfall has been a savouir over the school holidays here in Australia. The kids habe been stuck at home with the rain and Star Fall has helped them extend their reading and words. I found it initally from your post here and thought I’d come back and comment. A very useful online learn to read resource.
    Cheers

  • Jeanette says:

    My niece has been using Starfall a lot recently. It’s a great resource and a good way to supplement her education.

  • Cheska says:

    All the books are animated, have word highlighting and are professional narrated.Could you please write a review on our site as well as Starfall?It’s a great resource and a good way to supplement for education.Thanks a lot for sharing.

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