New Fun Online Games to Aid Learning for Children
Thursday 9th February 2012
Free Teaching Resources has a whole host of new resources for you to feast on! These latest additions are from excellent websites and can aid learning across the curriculum. English, PSHE and RE all have new resources that include educational games for students.
One of the online games is a competition from Mencap, called Spellathon which is suitable for KS2, KS3 and KS4 English. This fantastic resource is available to students of all ages, and is backed by Stephen Fry. As the ultimate prize from the competition, you can compete live against Stephen Fry himself! The spelling event has been created to raise funds for Mencap, and also emphasises the importance of spelling in today’s community.
Other resources, courtesy of Letters and Sounds, Lock in Learning and RS Revision all cover the topics of English, PSHE and Religious Studies respectively. The Letters and Sounds resource, primarily for KS1 English, offers games that will engage young pupils who are learning about phonics, and the free online resources are specified for different phases of the ‘Letters and Sounds’ phonetics programme. Lock in Learning is an interactive resource for KS3 PSHE that raises awareness of smoking in the form of a secret-agent role play, and pupils using it have shown more awareness of the misconceptions of smoking. RS Revision is for KS4 RE and contains online revision activities and games for students studying GCSEs. There are a whole host of resources for revision that make use of interactive games to engage students.
Although each of these games is fun, there is definitely an educational element in each one. The games cover topics for different subjects for all ages, so teachers are sure to find something fun to engage the learning of children.