Activities & Homework Help
FunBrain is an educational website managed by Sandbox Networks since 1997 with exciting arcade games. Children with learning disabilities in grades K-8 can watch lesson videos and practice their skills in attention-grabbing games like Penguin Drop. Game directions are conveniently illustrated to assist struggling readers too.
AAA Math Children diagnosed with dyscalculia will particularly benefit from AAA Math, a website filled with free, easy-to-understand K-8 mathematics lessons. Interactive pages help remove frustration from tough concepts like division, ratios, exponents, and graphing. Practice questions and fun games like Countdown give students’ instant feedback to prevent learning incorrect methods.
Starfall is a free educational website with an optional low-cost membership program that teaches phonics. Young children diagnosed with learning disabilities can load fun activity lessons from letter recognition to reading full-length books. Students can also download swinging sing-alongs, including “Wheels on the Bus,” for fine-motor coordination.
The Exploratorium Children with learning disabilities and a knack for science will enjoy The Exploratorium, a website that brings the San Francisco museum to your desktop. Youth can scroll through 55 pages of educational videos to illustrate key topics like climate change, electricity, and human anatomy.
LearningAlly has been a leading nonprofit devoted to helping people with print disabilities, especially dyslexia. K-college, learning disabled youth can access the website’s library of over 80,000 audiobooks with VOICEtext. Currently being piloted in the MV School District.
Newsela is geared more for educators but still a good resource. Newsela publishes high-interest news and nonfiction articles daily at five levels of complexity for grades 2-12 using a proprietary, rapid text-leveling process.