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4 great services for elementary school

Two years ago, I transferred my children to family education. We immediately needed textbooks, workbooks, websites or apps to learn. To be honest, this was a problem at first. But in the two years that my children study at home, we managed to find good services for learning, which are also suitable for extracurricular activities outside of school.

I was a little worried that if you learn in some new way - not cramming, not writing examples and dictations in a notebook, but simply putting down the correct answers on the site - this will not work. But, as practice has shown, the multiplication table or case endings are perfectly remembered if you do the exercises not in a notebook, but on a website or in an application on a smartphone.


In my opinion, this is the most popular site among those who study remotely. We bought a year's access to mathematics, English and the world around us. I like because the topics are not divorced from the school curriculum, the site is clearly arranged, and the tasks are really interesting. It is important that the slides, illustrations, photographs are of very high quality. Remember our textbooks on literature, where a black-and-red spot was considered a reproduction of a famous painting and you had to write an essay on it? So, on with the quality of the material and its presentation - complete order.

The service offers most of the tasks in mathematics. There are tasks for logic, multiplication, division, examples in a column, working out a quick verbal counting. In general, on all topics of the primary school curriculum.

In English, learning begins with the alphabet, then the program becomes more complicated. Most importantly, the topics are structured so that the child learns to perceive English by ear and memorize the spelling of words. Some tasks also have audio simulators, when the child must speak the answer into the microphone, and the system either understands his English, or asks to pronounce it again. At first it seems like there is a lot of repetition in the course, but after a while progress is noticeable. My children, for example, started watching cartoons in English and understand most of what they hear.

The world around is also an understandable and very beautiful course. And, of course, it cannot be compared with school textbooks. It turns out that even the FGOS theme "City and Village" can be presented in an interesting way. There are different tasks here - answers to questions, puzzles, the ability to examine parts of a plant under a magnifying glass.

The Olympiads, which are held on, can be singled out separately. First, a training version of the tasks appears so that the child understands what approximately tasks await him. After the trial round, the main one begins, an hour is given to complete the tasks. Then the results are considered, the child receives a diploma or certificate of the winner by mail.

2. Correct words

In fact, this is not a service, but an electronic textbook. All assignments are divided into courses with varying degrees of difficulty. "Easier than easy" - Russian course for 1-2 grades, "Faultless" - suitable for 3-4 grades. There is also a course for preschoolers and an express literacy course for those who want to quickly review the topics of 1-2 grades. I am a fan of this tutorial and have yet to find a paper textbook or workbook that is as interesting and useful.

The site has a convenient interface, progress is immediately visible - how many topics have been completed, how many correct answers have been given. For example, once a week I look at what the children were doing, and I immediately see how well they understood what they have passed. By the way, there are rules for every new topic in the tutorial. That is, you won't have to look for theoretical material elsewhere. Tasks that were completed with an error can be redone later.

The biggest plus of "Vernye Slovo" is the modern presentation of the material. The children in the examples watch Star Wars or Spider-Man, their dad goes to the office, and their grandmother does not look like an ancient old woman in a headscarf. There are tasks about new professions (for example, a copywriter) and there are absolutely no tasks about foresters, postmen and milkmaids, which other textbooks sin with. In general, the authors approached the tasks with imagination, and they even managed to turn the boring repetition of pronouns into a game.

3. Internet Urok

The site contains video tutorials on all subjects. For primary school, this is one of the best options for learning new topics. Lessons are 6-12 minutes long, the teacher just has time to explain the topic. Each video contains infographics, illustrations, diagrams and a text version of the lesson. After the video, you can take a test on the topic. The disadvantages include that the lessons are on several school curricula at once, but not on all topics of at least one textbook.

The service also has its own school and state accreditation. This means that the child will receive a state certificate after graduation. The school offers different ways of studying - from using their lessons and resources to distance learning with the subsequent passing of the exam.

4. LogicLike

It is a platform for the development of the logic of children and adults. The creators write that there are 2500 tasks on the site, but we have not yet mastered half of it. The tasks are divided by age and difficulty. There are tasks that develop the attention of preschoolers, there are tasks for elementary school. The choice is really huge: tasks for quick wits, for finding truth / falsehood, online Sudoku, web Sudoku, chess and math puzzles. Plus, there are video lectures on mathematics.

Once I asked the children to solve problems from Kordemsky's "Mathematical Ingenuity". I had to admit: modern children are also interested in problems with shifting matches or looking for cats in dark corners. But, unlike us, they know that all this can move, be colored and be solved on some website or in an application, and not in a draft or notebook.