Excerpts from a post by Reshma Parveen
The world had changed rapidly due to information through internet in the mid 90s. The information coming into the world of internet on daily bases is out of our imagination. In such a rapidly changing situation, it is almost impossible and hard for us to manage information that we need. The difficulty increases in our context and culture where little awareness prevails among the mass as how to get benefit from internet. The youth of our area as I see on facebook are increasingly using internet. The internet is used for different purposes such as social communication, data sharing, gaining knowledge etc.
We should keep in mind some of the guidelines to use internet. It is important first to have a purpose in mind before searching through internet. Secondly while roaming from site to site we also come across some websites, that seem useful to us and we want to go to that site again and again. Such web sites are saved in the favorites which can be revisited without wasting much of our time. Thirdly we also need to be selective among sites…..some websites are really good but others are just for passing time and still other are not even recommendable. The decision lies in our hand as what to see and what not to.
Below are some useful web addresses which I have personally used and found them effective in terms of learning. Some of these sites are for parents who can use them with their children from age as early as three years. Some are good for learning English focuses all the four skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening. Still others give a good practice of standardized tests such as IELTs, TOFL, GRE, GMAT, CAT ect.
This site I specially recommend for parents and teachers to use with their children. BBC itself a well famous website has produced these materials for children of age three till primary years. The games given in this site are useful in engaging the child’s mind and give some good brain exercise. The story telling part is useful for children to learn English by listening and develop interest in reading. The colouring part is a good resource for children to learn about colours. There are many other things such as puzzles, drawing, sketching and many more…..so I suggest you to explore this site for your children for free.
This site is very useful in learning English through different activities of listening and playing. You can log in freely and can use it for your children.
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